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In The Classroom

Formula for confident teachers

  The Australian Academy of Science offers training to help educators deliver science instruction. By Dallas Bastian. An Australian Academy of Science program is helping primary school teachers improve their science knowledge and ability to teach the subject. Primary Connection ...

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Catch up to change

  Many teachers and schools are integrating new technology into the curriculum but more need to ditch old models and start adapting rapidly. By Annabel Astbury. In November 2011,  an article appeared online explaining that 3D printing would revolutionise education; ...

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Meaningful capacity

Andrea Flew has spent many years teaching and training people overseas, but her latest role in Myanmar stands out. By Antonia Maiolo For almost all of the past two years, Andrea Flew, an English teacher from Melbourne, has dedicated her life ...

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Students meet world

Video conferencing turns schools into global crossroads.  By Fran Molloy It was 6 o’clock on a dark winter evening last term when the kids from Bronwyn Joyce’s Year 5/6 class came back to school with their parents, still in their ...

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Rebalancing act

Educators discuss how to get more emphasis on Asia into the Australian curriculum. By Aileen Macalintal. Researches look more at how to make Australians more ‘Asia literate’. Australia’s interest in Asia did not come overnight. In fact, says a scholar, ...

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Precious opportunities

A documentary inspired a school chief to spend his long-service leave helping poor children in Phnom Penh. It became a passion. By Antonia Maiolo In January this year, Simon Gipson, head of St Michael’s Grammar School in St Kilda, Melbourne, ...

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Asia literacy levels revealed

Government, teachers and principals heading in different directions on why Asian literacy is important. Australia will need to overcome a glaring mismatch between why teachers, principals and government believe Asia literacy is important, if it is to achieve the goals set ...

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Holiday in Cambodia

A documentary inspired a school head to spend his long-service leave helping poor children in Phnom Penh. It became a passion. By Antonia Maiolo In January this year, Simon Gipson, head of St Michael’s Grammar School in St Kilda, Melbourne, ...

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Building hope for Haiti

Two Australian teachers were so moved by the plight of the battered Haitians they decided to help rebuild a school on a remote mountainside. By Antonia Maiolo When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2010 all but one single ...

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