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A gaming voyage into Tasmania’s colonial history

Children will navigate Tasmania’s colonial history through a new educational game developed by the Australian National Museum of Natural History. The Voyage puts children in the shoes of a convict ship’s surgeon superintendent, sailing from London to Van Diemen’s Land ...

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Schools among fastest-growing industries

IBISWorld has predicted that schooling will be one of the fastest-growing industries over the next five years, although revenue in private schools won’t grow quite as quickly as in their public cousins. Australian Bureau of Statistic figures show 2.4 million Australian ...

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Drone education takes flight in schools

Drone education will expand to Australian schools – teaching children that drones are tools, not toys. 3D Robotics, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has expanded its academic program to launch in Australian schools. Hardware discounts and curriculum support will be available ...

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App hits the right beats teaching Mandarin

A new app will get school kids in the rhythm of learning Mandarin – literally. LoopSkool Chinese, developed by Scott Wallace, a student at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, plays rhythmic chants that help children learn Mandarin. Once they’ve ...

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Water fountains aim for healthier teeth

A pilot project for school water is out to brighten smiles. The University of Sydney’s Healthy Teeth project, beginning in New South Wales in Term 1 next year, will aim to improve the dental health of Aboriginal schoolchildren. Filtered, chilled water fountains will ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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