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Piccoli needed to go, expert says

An education academic has argued that Adrian Piccoli “needed to go” from the NSW education portfolio, following newly minted premier Gladys Berejiklian’s cabinet reshuffle. Piccoli, a NSW Nationals MP, was replaced with Rob Stokes, who previously sat in the planning ...

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Add fun to maths and learning will multiply

Maths should be fun – that’s the message to teachers from one expert. Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, an expert in primary maths education, said fun is the best medicine for relieving maths boredom. “When children are actually ...

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Debate ramps up over phonics instruction

A dispute between experts has emerged on whether Australian schools should adopt the same Year 1 phonics check currently being conducted in the UK. Phonics refers to the relationship between sounds people hear in spoken language and words seen in ...

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