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Parent relations with schools under the microscope

A researcher is seeking feedback from parents of school-aged children across the country as part of a project aimed at understanding and improving relationships between families and schools. Charles Sturt University student Kathryn Dalton is investigating how parents and guardians ...

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Tablets can make testing fun and easy

Using tablets to track learning in the early years of schooling can improve data management and is a fun and engaging way to assess the educational progress of students, a leading researcher says. Maurice Walker, a principal research fellow in ...

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2015’s popular tech trends

Dr Michael Phillips, digital technologies lecturer in the faculty of education at Monash University, speaks to education editor Antonia Maiolo about what new technologies we can expect to see in classrooms this year. Phillips, who’s a former teacher, predicts that ...

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ACHPER: make physical education compulsory

Health and physical education is an investment in the future wellbeing of our youth, says the nation’s leading advocacy body for the field. In its national position statement released yesterday, the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) identified ...

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Expert: the best teachers learn with students

Know your students – their learning styles and backgrounds – leading education expert David Zyngier said as he weighed in on what makes a great teacher. Zyngier, a senior lecturer in the faculty of education at Monash University, said the best ...

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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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