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Bringing drama in numbers: artists help teach maths

Maths teaching frequently involves chairs, desks, and an oft-frustrated teacher trying to get through to kids who might not care about the subject. But a new program throughout South Australian schools is getting major local arts organisations involved in teaching ...

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Lego releases WeDo 2.0 STEM projects kit

Lego. Great to play with, a real pain when stepped on. Teachers may have to take more care underfoot, as these little plastic building blocks have been combined with a software system to teach kids more about robots. Lego Education has ...

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Guide to help teachers prevent gender-based violence

A new curriculum resource has been released to help high school teachers learn how to prevent gender-based violence. Connect with Respect: Preventing gender-based violence in schools, authored by University of Melbourne education experts – and supported by various United Nations agencies ...

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Code Club Australia races to milestone 500th class

The national movement to improve STEM education has pushed the not-for-profit Code Club Australia to the opening of its 500th class. That marks 200 classes since the end of last year. The milestone class happened this month at Sydney’s Glebe Library. The Code Club gives ...

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Inside the future of school textbook publishing

Dr Jan Zwar is an adjunct professor at Macquarie University and the author of a recent study into Australia's publishing industry, including the all-important primary and secondary school textbook market. Education Review recently spoke with Zwar to discuss changes in the market and what’s ...

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Ignoring achievement gap ‘economically dumb’

Failing to close the achievement gap between rich and poor students is “economically dumb”, the Grattan Institute has warned politicians. Peter Goss, the think tank’s school education program director, made the comments to Education Review as a warning against the ...

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