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Further criticism of BER in NSW

Taxpayers may have paid $188 million too much for the government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) stimulus program in NSW, the state's auditor-general has said. Although construction work under the scheme was rapid, building costs were too high and the ...

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VIC teachers push for pay

Victoria's new coalition government says the state's teachers deserve to be the highest paid in Australia, after the union demanded a 30 per cent pay rise over three years. After the Australian Education Union (AEU) Victorian branch said on Monday ...

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Video game violence debate continues

The notion that violent video games lead to aggression and crime in the real world is contested and inconclusive, a research review has found. Classification ministers across Australia are considering the need for an R18+ computer games classification. The highest ...

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Cape York’s education revolution

Just 12 months ago half of all Aurukun state school students, from Grade 1 to 10, were reading at kindergarten or pre-kindergarten level. Now, for the first time, there are students in the Cape York community learning at the same ...

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A balancing act

Balancing the competing needs of students, parents and communities, working in the accountability landscape, finding the time for professional development, and securing the best teaching resources. These are among the key challenges facing the profession, as outlined by two speakers ...

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Linking performance and development

Feedback for teachers is historically underutilised, and some groups in the profession are even fearful of it, Larry Kamener of the Boston Consulting Group told the AITSL stakeholder forum this week. Kamener advocated fully integrating professional development and performance management. ...

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What counts

Vocational training for young people is more likely to succeed if certain factors are built in, such as individual learning plans and strict attendance rules. A new study from Victoria University’s Work-based Education Centre (WERC) also identified the need for ...

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Teaching teachers for the future

A new national project aims to equip all pre-service teachers with the skills to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICT) into their teaching. All 37 Australian universities that provider teacher education courses will be involved in the $7.8 million project, ...

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Hattie takes Australian post

Renowned education expert Professor John Hattie has been appointed Director of research at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Hattie is widely regarded as a leading education authority. His influential 2008 book, Visible Learning, is believed to be ...

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