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Child’s play

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Rebecca Forgie, Master of Education at James Cook University I began work at JCU by enrolling in course work to complete my masters. A lecturer suggested that I consider research, which after much consideration I’ve done. Her ...

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Bridging the ability divide

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Terry Grant, Graduate Diploma of Research Methodology at James Cook University I’m convinced that one of the main things stressing our teachers is the wide range of ability levels of the students in their classes. Every class ...

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Assessing maths in NAPLAN

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Jane Greenlees, Doctor of Philosophy (Education) at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Choose a topic you’re really interested in to keep you motivated, carefully choose a supervisor you can work with and be prepared to read a ...

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Thinking and creativity

POSTGRADUATE PROFILES 2011 Chris Peake, Masters of Education at University of Melbourne The course has certainly enhanced my teaching. I’ve trialled lots of new strategies and shared these ideas with staff. This course has provided me with further depth to ...

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At school with a chronic condition

SPECIAL REPORT Students with chronic health conditions are appearing in our classrooms at all levels with increasing frequency, yet can receive less support than those with disabilities. In 2002 it was estimated that about 8.3 per cent of Australian adolescents ...

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A gripe over Grattan school report

It is concerning when poor research about teachers is made public. When that poor research is taken up by the media there is cause for greater concern. When poor research is taken up by policy makers then it is time ...

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Charting the evolution of learning

Dr Brian Croke’s recent address on receiving the Wyndham Medal drew attention to the decline in the teaching of the history of education in Australia. Education Review reporter Natasha Egan then canvassed a number of academics involved in both the ...

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