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Shall they compare thee to the first day of school?

Students, teachers and even education ministers are being asked to reflect on their experiences with starting school in a Charles Sturt University research project. Pedagogies of Educational Transitions (POET) – an international research collaboration CSU is part of – is asking people ...

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Award-winning teachers mentor Monash education students

You can’t bluff it. That was the key advice an award-winning secondary school instructor gave  to teaching students. Evangelos Polymeneas, from South Australia’s Salisbury High School and an Australian Scholarship Group National Excellence in Teaching Awards recipient, is mentoring education students ...

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Autism causes ‘piece-meal’ processing: study

A new study into autism has given insight into how the condition causes social difficulties. It’s generally accepted social and communication difficulties are the core element of autism, though the causes behind these difficulties are largely unknown. Research from the ...

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Pope Francis blesses IEU environment conference

Pope Francis has sent “the Lord’s abundant blessings” to an Independent Education Union teacher conference on environmental sustainability. In response to Pope Francis’s Papal Encyclical on climate change, the IEU wrote to the Vatican expressing its support for the Pope’s stance ...

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EFT: research taps into stress reducers

As students sit their end of year exams, Bond University has released the findings of a study that suggests a simple solution to tackling test anxiety. Dr Peta Stapleton, Bond clinical psychologist, has found the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques – rapidly ...

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Craven says Piccoli wrong on jobs market

Recent figures from the NSW Government that show too many teachers and too few jobs are misleading, the vice-chancellor of Australian Catholic University has said. Statistics The Australian revealed on Tuesday show NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli painting a bleak picture for teacher employment, as ...

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Federal, state conflict confusing schools: expert

Conflict between state and federal policy is leaving the schools sector confused about who is in charge, an expert has said. Dr Glenn Savage, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said there are degrees of confusion throughout the schooling ...

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Emotional stress burns out teachers: research

A Victoria University researcher has shown emotional stress is linked to teacher burnout. College of Education PhD candidate Jean Hopman said nearly 1-in-3 teachers burnout in their first five years because the emotions they feel in the classroom overwhelm them. ...

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Educator dispels myths about dyslexia

An education expert has reminded parents and educators that dyslexia cannot be cured, only well managed. Dr Linda Westphalen, senior lecturer in the University of Adelaide’s School of Education, whose son has dyslexia, said while the condition will have an impact ...

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