Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2013
An Australian university has been awarded for the successful employment of innovative techniques in education.
Reaching consensus on where decisions are made
Researchers have made up their minds on which part of the brain is most responsible for decision making.
Schools await resurrection as Gonski goes underground
At the end of a tumultuous week for Australia’s education system it is clear that the ‘Gonski’ funding model is gone, but unclear as to what will replace it.
Study says new approach may help ADHD software work
Most parents are keen to find new tools that might allow their kids to succeed, but a new study says for parents of children with ADHD – some money can be better spent.
Teaching techniques trimmed from trillions
There are a truly ludicrous amount of ideas on the best teaching strategies, but a new study says trying to narrow it down to just one is not the way to go.
Concussion complacency clear in statistics
A new study has found children are often put back onto a sporting field after they suffer a concussion, and the trend could lead to serious long-term negative effects.
Study seeks to unpick conflicts, cut to core of land issues
A new project has been launched to find out exactly how the values of people in rural areas are affected by land use conflicts caused by CSG drilling, wind farms, irrigation and agriculture.
Why pollution changes clouds to anvils in the sky
Airborne pollutants do more than just accumulate over time – we now know they contribute to the make-up of storm clouds, creating more direct weather effects.
New NASA launch to peek behind Venus' veil
Biting at the heels of NASA’s latest launch, the space agency is preparing to send up a rocket to probe the atmosphere of Venus.
Students prep for real-world learning on track day
Some Australian universities are showing off their creations for the Formula SAE contest; a race to test students’ design and engineering skills.
Fed. Ed. spend to push Masters in places of need
The Education Minister has announced a boost aimed to increase the number of postgraduate nurses, part of a $62 million investment pushing more people into degrees.
Paid parental change hands the bag to Centrelink
Legislation has been put before the House of Representatives which is intended to make it easier for business to work within the paid parental leave scheme.
Training awards for super skills outside schools
An event over the weekend showed the high level of training and skilled students coming out of Australian institutions.
Eels deal re-think for Uni disunion
The University of New England may reconsider its sponsorship deal with the Parramatta Eels NRL team, after the club sign a deal with another sponsor that the University does not abide.
Exam results held back in Uni bargain dance
An enterprise bargaining stand-off at the University of Adelaide may hold up results for students, after little progress has been made from months of talks.
Study says don't neglect the beating heart in design
A survey has shown that engineering students should be more aware of the public and social welfare issues in their projects, or risk focusing too much on the technical and not enough on the human element.
WA Opposition says school cuts are clear
The Western Australian Opposition says recent Government figures are evidence that it plans to cut over $100 million from the state’s education budget this year.
Awards tip hat to top tertiary teachers
Australia’s thirteen best university teachers have been recognised at the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Blood tests to assess brain bumps' effect
Blood tests may soon be used to accurately diagnose concussion and predict long term cognitive disability, heralding a quick and easy way to check for life-threatening damage.
Chevron funds Barrow Island bug book
A new book has added 25 species to the thousands which inhabit a small island area off the north west of Australia.
Eddies vetted for air supply
An international team has collected information to show in greater detail how undersea ‘eddies’ distribute oxygen, warmth and nutrients around the ocean, and how a reduction of this process could leave some parts starving.