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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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Education too centralised: report

Education should be more decentralised so schools have more room to cater for individual student needs, a report has argued. The Case for Inclusive Learning Systems, released this week by the philanthropic Dusseldorp Forum, provides a framework for moving school ...

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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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Study finds 4 elements of an outstanding school

A pilot study from Southern Cross University has identified the four critical elements in creating an ‘outstanding’ school. The key elements are: an effective and resilient principal; team-based teaching; making decisions based on reliable data; and an intensive and ongoing, coaching mentoring and ...

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ANZAC history, multiculturalism linked: official

Multicultural Australia has its roots in ANZAC history and school students must understand this, an official has said. Chris Fox, chief executive of the Camp Gallipoli Foundation – which aims to educate young people about ANZAC soldiers – said Australian history ...

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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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