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Putting STEM at the centre of learning

Studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics shouldn’t be limited to engineers or scientists, with one expert arguing that STEM skills are essential in everyday life. “We all need to have numeracy skills and be literate in science,” Andrew Seen, associate ...

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UC academic gets $2.6m for maths project

A University of Canberra researcher has been awarded $2.6 million for his project which aims to make mathematics more engaging for disadvantaged high-school students in Indonesia. Led by UC Centenary Professor Thomas Lowrie, the three-year project is focused on improving ...

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Queensland to scrap OP score system

The Queensland government is set to overhaul the way Year 12 students are assessed for university placement. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the reform means OP rankings will be replaced with school-based assessments incorporating three internal, plus one external, exam. The ...

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Interview with Kira Clarke

Education Editor Antonia Maiolo speaks to Kira Clarke a lecturer in Education Policy at the University of Melbourne. For the last ten years Kira has been researching post-compulsory education and training, with a focus on youth transitions and VET in ...

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Interview with Sarah Mullucks

Education Editor Antonia Maiolo speaks to Sarah Mullucks, a 28-year-old teacher working in a remote school in the Northern Territory. Sarah who was recently named a Northern Territory teacher of the year for her work as a primary teacher at ...

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Interview with Ian Li

Education Editor Antonia Maiolo speaks to Ian Li an economist based at the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. Li discusses the role of schools’ socioeconomic status in determining academic performance at university which was the ...

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Education Review interview with Michael Cowling

In an extended interview we spoke to Dr Michael Cowling, an educational technologist, who is currently a senior lecturer at Central Queensland University and the convenor of the International Education Research Special Interest Group of the Learning and Teaching Education ...

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Education Review interview with Bevan Penrose

Queensland teacher Bevan Penrose, who was recently recognised by the Courier Mail for his outstanding contribution to teaching, spoke to us about his passion for the subject he has been instructing in for more than 30 years – mathematics. Penrose, ...

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