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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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Top Aussie literary works go online

In a first for Australian schools, teachers can now source dedicated teaching resources for Australian stories, from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Reading Australia website, set up by the not-for-profit rights organisation, the Copyright Agency, provides teaching resources for books, ...

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Video gives valuable feedback

Giving students feedback on assignments via video could be more helpful than the common practice of writing comments in red pen, new research shows. In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Monash University information communication technologies expert ...

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Low literacy levels don’t spell a crisis

Teachers who make common spelling mistakes can still teach, one education expert argues. A recent study of 200 secondary teaching undergraduates found a significant number of pre-service secondary teachers have worse literacy skills than expected. The survey found students struggled ...

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Buy tech that helps, not hinders

As students across Australia prepare to return to school, new research shows mums and dads are struggling to decide on the best technology to buy for them. It also found parents are wasting thousands on devices that don’t apply in ...

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