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Call for incentives to teach STEM

Despite the best efforts of classroom teachers, Australia isn’t keeping pace when it comes to engaging students in science, technology, engineering and maths – STEM subjects. That’s the conclusion of research by the Australian Information Industry Association into digital careers. AIIA ...

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Powerful allies

From communicating with parents, to leadership training for teachers to collaborations with surrounding schools, Glenorchy Primary principal Wendy Potter believes in strength from unity. By Madeleine Regan Wendy Potter frequently uses the word synergy in her conversations about Glenorchy Primary ...

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Linking Victorian apprentices with employers

A new initiative has been launched in an effort to create pathways to employment for Victorian apprentices. As part of an Australian Government initiative to boost trainee and apprentice completion rates, MAS National has been selected as part of the ...

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Wanted: Teachers

The jobs market is picking up for those looking to fill positions in the education industry, according to new data released by SEEK that reveals advertisements for teaching jobs have risen. New job advertisements in the sector have climbed 27 ...

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Teacher testing pilot oversubscribed

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has reported that teaching students are “flocking to participate” in the pilot of teacher literacy and numeracy testing. In a statement issued on Friday, Pyne said the pilot testing regime – developed by the Australian Council ...

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Foreign language study in decline

The number of students learning a second language is in decline, with a shortage of qualified teachers and the high cost of offering languages at university partly to blame, professor Jane Simpson says. Simpson is deputy director of the ARC Centre ...

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