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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

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Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed Year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

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Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

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Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Apple teaches teachers how to use tech

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Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School ...

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Perth students learn science in Antarctica

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In what was likely the best school excursion ever, 18 students from Perth’s Kent Street Senior High School got to fly over Antarctica for a science field trip. Accompanying them for the 12-hour flight was their teacher Suzy Urbaniak, who ...

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Students who like maths are better at it: research

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In an unsurprising finding, a German study has concluded that students who find maths to be fun are better at it. This reinforces recent calls from experts, including Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, that making maths fun is key ...

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