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 EduTECH 2019: Expert shares what young readers need

Reading instruction, perhaps more than any other teaching practice, has always been fiercely contested, with the ‘war’ between phonics and whole language instruction reaching right back to the 1800s. In recent times, however, a lot of evidence-based research has underscored ...

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EduTECH 2019: Writing tool a hit in schools

Data shows there has been a worldwide decline in writing achievement. In trying to understand and counter this, Littlescribe founder and CEO Jenny Atkinson found that children needed a more authentic purpose for their writing and a sense of ownership. ...

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Dairy education program enters 10th year

It’s time for other learning areas to mooo-ve over: Dairy Australia’s Picasso Cows program is inspiring primary-aged students to think more about the importance of dairy to their diets and where it comes from. Now in its 10th year, the ...

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Game Over: Is ‘gaming disorder’ real?

While long suspected to be addictive, gaming that interferes with one’s daily life has now been designated as a “disorder” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Importantly, a “gaming disorder” diagnosis isn’t based on how much time someone spends on ...

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Looking back at Safe Schools

Since its inception in Victoria in 2010, the Safe Schools program was Australia’s most controversial anti-bullying campaign. While grounded in good intentions and empirical evidence, critics of the program viewed it as a form of social engineering, a radical form ...

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