Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2013
Scientists in the US say that the financial wealth and educational background of a mother can affect the make-up of their child’s brain – making it more difficult to process sound.
A round-up of figures from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has tracked educational progress across the states, showing room for improvement in several classes.
A new website billed as a ‘digital textbook’ has been created to help change the way young students see science– encouraging them to study and get excited about a traditionally stuffy subject.
Most people have experienced anything from a longing gaze to a creepy stare, but now science has shown some of the specifics behind the ways we check each other out.
A shuttle launched in 2003 has sent back data from over 12,500 trips around Mars, the European Space Agency has now compiled it into a high-resolution fly-over.
A large number of respondents to a recent survey say governments should take a more active role in controlling food labels to improve public health, education and benefit the environment.
In a rising trend of prominent ex- politicians taking jobs in academia, Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr has been appointed Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW.
Schools in New South Wales have seen the start of benefits from the multi-billion dollar education funding reforms installed by the previous federal government.
The Liberal Party in South Australia may be bringing the directives of its federal counterpart into state classrooms – cutting research in favour of business investment.
An Australian Education Union survey has shown stress is a major factor weighing on the minds of Tasmanian teachers, amidst negotiations for better hours.
The first far-reaching study into academic doping in Australia has been conducted, finding University students are increasingly looking for a chemical advantage over their classmates.
The Australian Government needs an entirely new approach to job training and education for its Indigenous residents, according to philanthropist and businessperson Andrew Forrest.
The Federal Government has announced it will implement recommendations from the Review of Higher Education Regulation, intended to reduce the ‘red tape’ of regulation and reporting.