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Teach computer science, coding young

Teaching young kids computer science and coding is a good idea, argues a Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert, who says primary-aged children take to digital technology at a relatively fast rate. Jason Howarth, course director at the CSU school of ...

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New resource to help kids get active

University of Canberra researchers have launched a new resource to get kids active earlier in life. The Physical Literacy Activities Yearbook (PLAY) comprises 200 activity suggestions to help teachers prepare and deliver fun physical education for primary school students. It ...

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Online portal brings Barangaroo to the classroom

Lend Lease this week announced Discover Barangaroo, an online learning portal adding a new dimension to the state’s geography teaching syllabus. Lend Lease managing director for Barangaroo South, Andrew Wilson, said: “More than 60,000 NSW secondary school students who study geography each ...

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NAB invests in young entrepreneurs

One of Australia’s biggest banks has announced the launch of a business program aimed at nurturing young entrepreneurs. NAB has partnered with the Foundation for Young Australians to deliver $20 Boss, a $1 million program designed to equip Australian students ...

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A new challenge in maths teaching

Making mathematics more difficult can actually improve learning in low-achieving students, a new study has found. The Monash University study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provide students with challenging maths tasks to work ...

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Risk culture pervades school playground

Risk anxiety amongst teachers and parents is invading the school playground and could lead to inactivity and boredom, a Charles Darwin University researcher is suggesting in a new report. International Graduate Centre of Education researcher and lecturer Dr Brendon Hyndman ...

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Classroom collaboration and the digital space

Collaboration is becoming increasingly important for the modern classroom particularly when it comes to improving productivity and effectiveness through technology, a roundtable discussion heard yesterday at a conference in Brisbane. Matthew O’Brien, head of strategic planning at Brisbane Boys College ...

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