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How to prevent deaths in the great outdoors

Can you guess how many people have died during school outdoor education experiences in Australia between 1960 and 2002? At 128, it might be more than you imagined. Yet the number of deaths – shocking as it is – isn’t the most sobering detail ...

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Can school shootings be designed-out?

Until Parkland survivor turned activist Emma González has her way, statistically, there will likely be more school shootings in the US. This means schools need to consider how to prevent, or at least mitigate them. While extreme strategies like arming teachers have ...

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How to get teens with autism into the workforce

Despite Hollywood’s (increasing) portrayal of brilliantly successful autistic savants – from Rain Man to The Good Doctor – the reality of employment for those with autism is the opposite. ABS data suggests just 40 per cent of people with autism work, compared to ...

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A ‘free range’ school, three years on: EduTECH 2018

Templestowe College, in Melbourne’s north-east, is the antithesis of ordinary. Though it has typical markers: public, mostly middle-class, and average NAPLAN results, its teaching style is radical. While Year 8-level literacy and numeracy attainment is mandated, almost everything else isn’t. There are ...

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