Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - July, 2014
An innovative mentoring program is boosting school completion rates among Indigenous students.
Reason grows against religion in NSW
More than double the number of enrolments has led t a big expansion of kindergarten ethics classes in New South Wales.
Ronaldo meets R2D2 in robot world cup
Next week marks the start of the football World Cup many have been waiting for.
Locals in fight to fix world's water worries
The first ever WorldSkills Water Innovation Challenge has mixed technophile and tradie to produce sanitation solutions for the world’s poorest regions.
Minds meet to soak G20 in good ideas
Teams across the country will be working furiously on their entries for the G20 water challenge.
New science book shines on local species
Australia’s biodiversity is a part of its national identity, and a new book from CSIRO details an incredible range of ways to keep it safe.
New app from GovHack shines light on energy cost
An energy-saving app has been built from datasets released for GovHack – a national programming competition.
Call for unfair school funding to be undone
School staff want WA’s school fee system changed, saying voluntary charges mean schools in poorer areas miss out.
Clear divide could be new brick in social wall
‘A wall to bring people together’ sound likes a strange concept, but that is exactly what the developers of a new interactive display surface hope to achieve.
Fee cuts see some ejected at Bishop's office protest
Student protestors continue to harangue the Foreign Minister over cuts and changes to higher education.
Memory gives universal brain boost
No matter the language or socio-economic class, a new study shows memory is the key to learning.
Parts of NT truancy plan could be counter-productive
The Federal Government has pressed on with its truancy program in the Northern Territory, but criticism continues too for the scheme that suspends welfare payments for parents of non-attending children.
School supermarket continues in lieu of new site
Some primary school students will continue getting a real-world lesson in market economics with a grocery store in their school hall.
Sibling teachers bring new learning level
Clearly, young children learn a lot from their older siblings, but new research has revealed some of the ways that sibling-teachers ply their pedagogy.
VC says deregulation doesn't mean death
Budget cuts to universities were inevitable and deregulation will enable the sector to deal with the fallout, one vice-chancellor says.
3D-Printing a better way to teach
A Korean research team has demonstrated some of the incredible education opportunities provided by 3D-printed learning aids.
Direct method may not be best for all regions
$22 million will be used to spread the Direct Instruction method of teaching in remote areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Funds to teach why we grow
The Federal Government has made a modest investment in the future of Australian farming.
Stats lean toward staff attacks in WA
Data from the Western Australian Education Department has shown a spike in the number of public school students suspended for assaulting or intimidating school staff.
TAFE-Uni linked launched in $200 million push for the bush
The Federal Education Minister has officially opened Queensland’s first dual sector university.
Who is behind the techno-education review?
The Federal Government will not reveal the identities of ‘subject matter experts’ engaged in the review of Australia's national curriculum.