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Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. “The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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English grammar – how can teachers upskill?

In recent years, there has been ongoing discussion about whether mainstream primary and high school teachers are sufficiently prepared to fully implement the language components of the Australian Curriculum. Over the past decades, educators have successfully delivered the functional genre ...

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Am I meant to be a teacher? Opinion

I probably shouldn’t have asked myself such a heavy question two days before school holidays were over, particularly given I found Teacher by Gabbie Stroud while scrolling through the iBooks store during The Bachelor finale (such was my rage at ...

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