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Texting can boost child literacy

New research shows texting can help, not hinder, the reading and comprehension ability of school children. The Curtin University study involving junior schoolchildren has concluded that better interpretation of terms used in digital texting – textisms – can improve reading and language skills. ...

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Feeling good is a part of learning

The wellbeing of students and staff comes first for one South Australian principal who has been recognised for his positive psychology approach to education. Warren Symonds, principal at Mount Barker High School, was recently awarded with a Flinders University Education ...

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Good things come in threes, researcher says

Focusing on three good things could lead to higher levels of wellbeing and job satisfaction for teachers and lecturers, a Central Queensland University student has said. With this belief and a passion for positive psychology, graduate diploma of psychology honours ...

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Parents seek protection against data mining

Australia’s peak parent body has called for stronger privacy safeguards for students, echoing US president Obama’s pledge last week to protect American school kids from data mining. The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) has long argued for a ...

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