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Exploring tomorrow’s IT

A scholarship scheme enabling teachers to investigate new and emerging technologies and their application to teaching has been announced. The two $10,000 Logitech New and Emerging Technologies Scholarships will fund travel to universities, schools and educational institutions for the study ...

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Teacher librarian report due Monday

The eagerly anticipated final report of the House Inquiry into School Libraries and Teachers Librarians is due to be tabled next Monday. Advocacy group The Hub said the development of new national school library standard for staffing, funding and role ...

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Careers resource proving popular

High school students researching pathways for further study will now have access to a resource that brings together information about sustainability courses offered by higher education institutions across Australia. The national Learning and Teaching Sustainability site includes a searchable database ...

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Technology may stunt development: report

The report, which was written by psychologist Kimberley O'Brien with Pilot Pen Australia, found children could be depending too much on technology such as computers. "This false confidence can lead to feeling inadequate in their own academic abilities and vulnerability ...

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Vic class sizes in doubt

Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon has come under fire for refusing to guarantee class sizes will be maintained as part of its planned productivity gains from teachers. Before the November state election, the coalition promised to make Victorian teachers the ...

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Teacher bonus ‘doesn’t make sense’

Independent Schools Queensland has questioned how the $425 million Rewards for Great Teachers program announced in Tuesday night's budget will work. Executive director David Robertson said while he supported funding that valued the teaching profession he was not convinced the ...

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Rumours on HECS incentive persist

Treasurer Wayne Swan has refused to be drawn on reports the government will halve the discount which university students get for paying their fees upfront. It's been suggested the government will halve the 20 per cent discount for upfront payments ...

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