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A gaming voyage into Tasmania’s colonial history

Children will navigate Tasmania’s colonial history through a new educational game developed by the Australian National Museum of Natural History. The Voyage puts children in the shoes of a convict ship’s surgeon superintendent, sailing from London to Van Diemen’s Land ...

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Water fountains aim for healthier teeth

A pilot project for school water is out to brighten smiles. The University of Sydney’s Healthy Teeth project, beginning in New South Wales in Term 1 next year, will aim to improve the dental health of Aboriginal schoolchildren. Filtered, chilled water fountains will ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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Casuals not aware of pro development chances: expert

Awareness is key in getting casual relief teachers the same professional development opportunities as those who work full-time, an expert has said. Associate professor Lawrie Drysdale, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said while casual relief teachers (CRTs) ...

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Response to ISIS requires ‘soft’ approach, too: expert

Hard counter-terrorism responses to the Paris bombing risk neglecting de-radicalisation programs, which schools play a key role in, an expert has said. Hard responses could include military action, increased securitisation, toughened legislative measures and clamping down with law enforcement. Nationals ...

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Teen perceptions of cosmetic surgery under the knife

Deakin University research is trying to unmask perceptions teenagers have of cosmetic surgery. Operation Belle, launched by Deakin education lecturer, Dr Michiko Weinmann, is seeking to interview young women about such surgery and use the information to develop an educational kit ...

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Research, classroom come together in writing analysis tool

A device developed for Charles Sturt University research is helping teachers assess, monitor and report on their students’ writing development. A team from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) collected 3000 writing samples from 1799 New ...

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