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Call for incentives to teach STEM

Despite the best efforts of classroom teachers, Australia isn’t keeping pace when it comes to engaging students in science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM subjects. That's the conclusion of research by the Australian Information Industry Association into digital careers. AIIA ...

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Vic to review special needs supports

The Victorian Government is to undertake the most comprehensive review to date of its Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). The aim is better targeting of funding and services. The Victorian education minister, James Merlino, announced the review this week. It will include resources for children ...

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Pedagogy for boys gets more sophisticated

‘I reckon’ as a basis for teachers making decisions about teaching and learning has given way to the use of sophisticated research into best practice in education. Hale School in Western Australia has experienced this change in its focus on ...

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Schools need modern environment, curriculum: expert

Schools must innovate and transform to match the needs of 21st-century learners, Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs, president of Curriculum Designers Inc. argues. Hayes Jacobs, an internationally recognised expert in curriculum mapping, told a masterclass audience at the recent EduTECH conference ...

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Greek student numbers could explode

Officials hope there will be an explosion of students learning classical Greek once there's a curriculum for primary and high schools. The curriculum authority is now working on how students could learn Hindi, Turkish, Auslan (sign language), classical Greek and ...

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Breaking education’s taboos

If the incitement of debate on controversial topics was the goal of the Edu Tech conference taking place in Brisbane this week, then its organisers must have been thrilled with the presentation of MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte. Addressing ...

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