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A new challenge in maths teaching

Making mathematics more difficult can actually improve learning in low-achieving students, a new study has found. The Monash University study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provide students with challenging maths tasks to work ...

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Opinion: Pen and paper tests don’t work

Existing exam systems within schools and universities are trapped in the 19th century and aren’t properly preparing graduates for the workforce, educators at a recent conference in Brisbane heard. Microsoft education industry solutions manager Ray Fleming said there is a ...

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Starting the assessment revolution

A senior Harvard academic has issued educators at all levels of the education system as well as students and their parents a call to action to effect what he argues is a long overdue revolution in assessment and examination models. ...

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Laying roots in Oman

A University of New England researcher is taking a school vegetable garden program global to help encourage healthy eating and combat obesity. UNE’s professor Neil Taylor is working with professor Abdullah Ambusaidi and Dr Rashid Al-Yahya of the Sultan Qaboos ...

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