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Shall they compare thee to the first day of school?

Students, teachers and even education ministers are being asked to reflect on their experiences with starting school in a Charles Sturt University research project. Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) – an international research collaboration CSU is part of – is asking people ...

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EFT: research taps into stress reducers

As students sit their end of year exams, Bond University has released the findings of a study that suggests a simple solution to tackling test anxiety. Dr Peta Stapleton, Bond clinical psychologist, has found the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques – rapidly ...

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Educator dispels myths about dyslexia

An education expert has reminded parents and educators that dyslexia cannot be cured, only well managed. Dr Linda Westphalen, senior lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Education, whose son has dyslexia, said while the condition will have an impact ...

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Speech pathologists to the rescue

Increasing numbers of children with speech problems in their early years has been a trend in NSW schools. To address the problem, Wattle Grove Public School has hired a speech pathologist, who attempts to come to the rescue by guiding children ...

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The value of natural excursions

Virtual excursions cannot replace the real thing, an author specialising in writing for and about children with additional needs has said. Anne Vize, who has also spent time teaching in the TAFE sector, said while virtual excursions are useful for ...

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Legal eagles bring world of law to students

Bringing legal studies out of the textbook and into the real world is imperative to getting legal studies students interested in pursuing a law career, the chair of the Victorian law reform commission has said. Philip Cummins, a former Victorian ...

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Exams aren’t everything: Think Education

As school kids across the nation knuckle down in preparation for October’s Year 12 exams, the executive dean of private tertiary educator Think Education is encouraging parents to get their child to consider what they want to do with their ...

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Cochlear 3D printing gets kids all ears for science

A partnership program has school kids doing real science with real scientists. Growing Tall Poppies aims to boost numbers of high school students studying science by connecting them with mentor scientists, who guide the students in hands-on experiments. For example, this ...

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