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In The Classroom

Let nature take your course

Teaching sustainability doesn’t have to mean an increased workload for staff; lessons about the environment can blend into the curriculum with ease. By Thea Nicholas.  If the world becomes what we teach, then teaching should incorporate a deep understanding of ...

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A closer look

Intensive drawing workshops bring experienced art instruction to students well outside cities. By Dallas Bastian. Students and teachers now have the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge of visual art through a national institution’s intensive drawing workshops. The program, ...

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Game theory

As school sport becomes more intense, experts discuss just how much is too much. By Dallas Bastian. Taking the competitive nature of sport too far in schools can have serious negative consequences for students, an education expert warns. “Sport inherently ...

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Curriculum get down to business

Program returns to inspire young entrepreneurs throughout schools. By Antonia Maiolo. Primary schools across Australia are adopting innovative ways to foster leadership and entrepreneurship skills in students as early as Year 4 with the re-launch of a program that also ...

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‘We do real science’

Victorian teacher finds there’s no inspiration for her students like working on actual computer research projects. By Fran Molloy. A high school teacher in Victoria has come up with a novel way of engaging her senior students in computer science ...

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Stress lesson

As the pressure ratchets up, here are some institutional ways to help teachers handle it better. By Antonia Maiolo. Teachers are feeling more stressed than ever as evidence shows that workplace bullying is becoming a main source for growing anxiety. ...

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A history of perspectives

Experts raise concerns about the education minister’s coming review. By Dallas Bastian. The recently announced review of the National Curriculum has alarmed some history experts. They say they don’t want to add to a plan that is already overcrowded and ...

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Tearing down the language barrier

Students who have to learn English as they learn the curriculum face a double challenge; schools can take steps to make sure these children’s potential does not go to waste. By Misty Adoniou. About a third of our students in ...

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Please open your browsers…

  More and more resources and learning tools connected with classes are moving online, and emerging teaching trends reflect the change. By Dallas Bastian. An increasing amount of learning is going online and the curriculum is following suit. Griffith University ...

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Tune in for good marks

A champion of distance learning describes the benefits video technology can bring to classrooms around the world and in Australia – and explains just who has the most to gain from these innovations. By Antonia Maiolo. Marci Powell is global ...

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