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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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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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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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