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Critics flunk Pyne’s ‘biased’ curriculum review

The education minister’s review plan lacks objectivity and is premature, opponents say. By Antonia Maiolo. Australia’s education system is set for another shake-up following the education minister’s announcement of a review into the national school curriculum. Christopher Pyne revealed that ...

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Proposal for Year 12 maths divides educators

  Experts weigh staff shortages, need to prepare, satisfy students. By Dallas Bastian. Mathematics may be made compulsory for all Year 12 students across New South Wales, should the state government agree with recommendations that will be tabled in Parliament, ...

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Catch up to change

  Many teachers and schools are integrating new technology into the curriculum but more need to ditch old models and start adapting rapidly. By Annabel Astbury. In November 2011,  an article appeared online explaining that 3D printing would revolutionise education; ...

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Blow up stuff at UNE these holidays

This summer, the University of New England is throwing open its research laboratories to high school science students who want to get a taste of what life in a science career is like. The three-day ConocoPhillips Science Experience will give ...

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Exceptional Teachers goes national

A program that prepares outstanding student teachers to work in Queensland’s most disadvantaged schools is going national. Thanks to a $2 million grant from the Origin Foundation, the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program will be offered in ...

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NSW unis, Indigenous groups team up

As part of the Bridges to Higher Education program, educational leaders and Indigenous students from five NSW universities recently joined forces with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their families ...

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PISA scores leaning

Local teens’ literacy assessments dip in worldwide rankings. Australian students are slipping in mathematics and reading literacy, the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has shown. Fifteen-year-olds who took part in the assessment performed equal 17th in mathematics, equal ...

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Students learn about healthcare

School students get extra dose of health experience on campus. Students from Rockhampton’s Emmaus College who are enrolling in a Certificate 3 in Allied Health Assistance recently spent three days at CQUniversity as part of a HealthLink experience, flagging a ...

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