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Creative writing rounds out education: professor

Creative writing is undervalued in schools, a professor of teacher education at the University of Sydney has said. Professor Robyn Ewing said the implementation of high-stakes standardised testing throughout schools, such as NAPLAN, has led to storytelling and creative writing not being ...

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Federal, state conflict confusing schools: expert

Conflict between state and federal policy is leaving the schools sector confused about who is in charge, an expert has said. Dr Glenn Savage, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said there are degrees of confusion throughout the schooling ...

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OPINION: Teach them it’s prestigious

Want to solve the teaching crisis in Australia? Change its perception amongst the young, writes Sarah Carman. After ironing out the intricacies of ionic bonding with a Year 10 student, his somewhat justified “When will I ever need to know this?!” ...

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QILT has it all covered

Prospective students will soon be able to compare contrasting higher education courses and institutions on the eagerly anticipated Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website. Based on thousands of surveys students completed across Australia each year, the government-funded but ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is ...

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