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A new perspective on professional development

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke with Jenny Lewis, an expert in professional development for educators. Lewis, chief executive of Solution Tree, discussed the need for new professional learning agendas that will allow teachers to address the ...

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Build positive parent-teacher relationships

Teacher-parent communication fosters better collaboration between school and home contributing positively to a child’s academic success, an expert explains. Dr Denise Chapman, a lecturer at Monash University, specialising in early childhood education, literacy, and digital technologies spoke to education editor ...

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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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