Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - December, 2019
A new multinational study suggests smaller class sizes are not always better for pupils.
Icy station achieves balance
A gender balance has been achieved on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island for the first time.
Lockdowns top 250 in QLD
Queensland school students have been ‘locked down’ more than 250 times in the past two years.
Talking tech can aid kids
Digital storybooks that respond to a child’s vocalisation appear to boost learning.
Males make positive claims
Male scientists appear to frame their research findings more positively than female scientists, according to new research.
Details key in job-matching
What is your ideal job? New research suggests the subtleties of different occupations could be key ...
New labelling reviewed
If junk food were labelled with the amount of exercise it takes to burn off the calories, people may make healthier choices.
New stroke tech tested
A new touch-screen therapy tool could accelerate the recovery of patients who have suffered a stroke.
Police chief runs strip-search review
The NSW police commissioner says he is personally overseeing a review of strip-searches.
VET fee wipe continues
The Federal Government is still in the process of wiping almost $500 million in dodgy VET fees.
ECU unveils giant table
Edith Cowan University (ECU) has constructed what could be the world's largest periodic table.
Albanese wants Facebook filter
Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has taken a swing at social media giants.
Call for diversity in space studies
A new review has called for the hiring of more LGBTQ and disabled astronomers.
Space-bot to watch faces
An emotion-sensing robot is being sent to the International Space Station to aid astronauts' mental health.
Vital DV group de-funded
The Federal Government cannot find funding for the only peak body representing Indigenous survivors of domestic violence.
Arts subsumed in re-jig
Australia will no longer have a federal arts department, with plans to roll it into a department that oversees roads and rail.
ACT cuts chaplain hours
The ACT is opting out of the National School Chaplaincy Program in 2020, saying it wants to “take the religion out” of public schools.
Students slipping years behind
The Federal Education Minister says “alarm bells should be ringing” over poor student test results.
Eye model gives animal views
New technology is allowing humans to see the world through the eyes of animals.