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Get more men into primary teaching: expert

Australia must break the drought of men in the classroom, an Australian Catholic University education expert has said. ACU’s analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows that for more than 20 years only 1 in 5 primary school teachers have been men. Professor ...

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Piccoli sells teaching degrees as tough but prestigious

New South Wales HSC students are being encouraged to consider a career in teaching – tough requirements and all. The NSW education minister, Adrian Piccoli, wants high-achieving HSC students to consider becoming teachers. Students need a minimum of three Band 5 results, ...

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Tablets allow teachers to give faster, better feedback

A Melbourne high school has embraced the digital enhancement of traditional learning formats. Frankston High School has successfully implemented an eLearning program for teachers and students designed to blend digital and traditional teaching. Students at Frankston have been provided with tablets that, ...

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The value of natural excursions

Virtual excursions cannot replace the real thing, an author specialising in writing for and about children with additional needs has said. Anne Vize, who has also spent time teaching in the TAFE sector, said while virtual excursions are useful for ...

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Exams aren’t everything: Think Education

As school kids across the nation knuckle down in preparation for October’s Year 12 exams, the executive dean of private tertiary educator Think Education is encouraging parents to get their child to consider what they want to do with their ...

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Cochlear 3D printing gets kids all ears for science

A partnership program has school kids doing real science with real scientists. Growing Tall Poppies aims to boost numbers of high school students studying science by connecting them with mentor scientists, who guide the students in hands-on experiments. For example, this ...

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New leadership focus for Catholic school officials

About two dozen Catholic educators have spent the last six months working on becoming more responsive leaders. Twenty-three Catholic education leaders from dioceses across Queensland and New South Wales are about to complete a half-year Executive Development for Educational Leaders program. ...

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The future of education is digital, individual: Citrix

The physical classroom will become virtual, a US-based multinational tech vendor says. In its 2020 Technology Landscape report Citrix predicts technology will turn the traditional educational experience into more a personalised learning model. Essentially, Citrix says this means technology – such as the internet ...

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