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New IT curriculum for NSW schools

Students in NSW will learn more about artificial intelligence and virtual reality under a revamped technology and computing curriculum, with seven other new curriculums being released for consultation this week.  Four new IT and computing subjects have been included in ...

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The driving force behind our future teachers

A new study surveying early-career teachers has identified that inspiration from past teachers was a key motivator in their decision to pursue a career in education. Research conducted by experts from Swinburne University, recently published in The Australian Educational Researcher, ...

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Private school funding data sparks response

Recent reports of private school overfunding in Australia released this week have sparked mixed responses from education organisations and academic experts. In response to data suggesting that 98 per cent of private schools were being overfunded by the government, Christian ...

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QLD bans phones, smart watches at school

A ban on mobile phones and smartwatches will begin in Queensland schools from next year. Students at state schools will have to give up their devices for the entire school day, starting from Term 1 of the 2024 school year. The decision is a ...

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Major reform to teaching degrees

Universities will have until 2025 to roll out major changes in their teaching degrees as part of a major shake-up of teacher education in Australia. Last week, education ministers signed off “in principle” on 14 recommendations from experts tasked to ...

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More than half of students want AI regulation

Australian students are using AI programs like ChatGPT as a drafting tool for assignments rather than to cheat, a new study has shown. A recent survey conducted by YouthInsight interviewed 567 young people aged between 14 to 26, with nearly ...

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Victoria launches inquiry into school child abuse

The Victorian government has unveiled plans to hold a public inquiry into historical sexual abuse perpetrated by staff at Beaumaris Primary School and other government schools. On Tuesday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced eminent lawyer Kathleen Foley SC would chair ...

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