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Teens want more and better sex ed: research

Sex education is an awkward conversation that more teens want to have in school, research has identified. The Deakin University and University of South Australia researchers behind It’s not all about sex: Young people’s views about sexuality and relationship education surveyed ...

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Inbound marketing’s potential impact

Education is big business. It’s Australia’s fourth-largest export earner and employs 8 per cent of the workforce. And the rise of the digital economy is pushing things along. Last year, Open Universities Australia celebrated 1 million enrolments, with 36 per ...

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Textbooks elude digital death blow, for now

Hard copy textbooks have survived the initial waves of digital disruption and they’re here to stay – for a little while anyway. Retailers and publishers have all been hit by digital disruption. In 2011, bookstore giant REDgroup Retail – former ...

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ABC ‘Splash’ dives into online STEM education

The ABC has launched a deluge of 400 online resources to help students and teachers with STEM topics. ABC’s education website, Splash, has unveiled these resources to assist teachers in STEM education, especially with the new digital technologies section of ...

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‘People without jobs, jobs without people’

Rhetoric around youth unemployment must change, an expert has argued. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures rest youth unemployment at 12.44 per cent, although it declined in the last quarter. Debate on the issue has centred on the notion of a skills gap – education ...

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Victorian law firm releases child protection tools

A Victorian law firm has released a toolkit to help schools prevent institutionalised child abuse. The Victorian Government recently introduced a suite of changes to ensure child safety. This includes strengthening the regulatory role of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications ...

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