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NAPLAN: a force for good or evil?

“I always say in jest to people, if you type NAPLAN in a Word document or on the computer, it autocorrects to NAPALM, which I think says it all.” Associate professor Michael Nagel, an educational psychologist at the University of ...

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Teaching becoming an out-of-field workforce, experts warn

Thousands of teachers worldwide educate students in areas outside of their expertise – and this isn’t just limited to subject knowledge. As the Australian Catholic University’s Dr Anna Du Plessis outlines in her book, Out-of-Field Teaching Practices: What Educational Leaders Need ...

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Two take nation’s top science teaching honours

Two teachers have taken the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Gary Tilley, a specialist science teacher at Seaforth Public School in Sydney’s Northern beaches, was awarded the honour in primary education, for mentoring younger teachers and Macquarie ...

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UQ scientists help inspire school science teachers

A University of Queensland workshop has helped regional teachers from 15 regional Queensland high schools become better at teaching science by linking them with university researchers. These teachers took part in a week-long research program in which they worked with ...

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