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Piccoli sells teaching degrees as tough but prestigious

New South Wales HSC students are being encouraged to consider a career in teaching – tough requirements and all. The NSW education minister, Adrian Piccoli, wants high-achieving HSC students to consider becoming teachers. Students need a minimum of three Band 5 results, ...

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Tablets allow teachers to give faster, better feedback

A Melbourne high school has embraced the digital enhancement of traditional learning formats. Frankston High School has successfully implemented an eLearning program for teachers and students designed to blend digital and traditional teaching. Students at Frankston have been provided with tablets that, ...

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The value of natural excursions

Virtual excursions cannot replace the real thing, an author specialising in writing for and about children with additional needs has said. Anne Vize, who has also spent time teaching in the TAFE sector, said while virtual excursions are useful for ...

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Spelling predicts writing ability: research

Research from Charles Sturt University has found a student’s proficiency in spelling is the main indicator of being a good writer. Tessa Daffern, from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) analysed data from 1400 Year 3 and ...

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Legal eagles bring world of law to students

Bringing legal studies out of the textbook and into the real world is imperative to getting legal studies students interested in pursuing a law career, the chair of the Victorian law reform commission has said. Philip Cummins, a former Victorian ...

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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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