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Gaming against bullying with ‘Safekeeper’

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A university-designed computer game will aim to prevent bullying by enhancing understanding amongst students and teachers of the benefits of altruistic behaviours. The game, Safekeeper, was designed by a team at Deakin University’s school of IT, in conjunction with Creating A Safe ...

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ACCC to extend GAMSAT ‘one interview’ rule

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is poised to grant an extension of arrangements that allowing streamlined interview and selection processes for applicants to Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test [GAMSAT] consortium medical schools. Under existing Preference Policy and One Interview Policy authorisations the ...

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Chief scientiest launches expansive HASS report

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A report on humanities and social sciences (HASS) in Australian educational institutions, released yesterday, has provided arguably the clearest snapshot yet of challenges facing the sector’s sustainability. Launched at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday by Australian chief scientist ...

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Living on ancient time

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Australian academic James Uden discusses how his obsession with classical literature helped fast-track his career in the US. “Odi et amo” – I love and I hate. The power packed into the short opening line of Roman poet Catallus’s poem ...

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What-if.com: online emergency patient simulator

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An online education program is aiming to boost nurses’ emergency management skills using simulations of deteriorating patients. The program, FIRST2ACTweb (Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends), was developed by Monash University researchers, the University of ...

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Nauruans get teacher training

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Twenty Nauruan teachers will spend a month working in Australian schools in 2016 as part of a University of New England training program aimed at increasing the small island nation’s local teaching workforce. The Nauru Teacher Education Project, led by ...

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Bending the law

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Teaching core legal principles is still important but some experts argue that schools need to reshape their offerings in order to reflect a plethora of emerging roles. The spectrum of legal roles is broadening radically and law schools should alter ...

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Business Decisions

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UTS’s Roy Green talks to Dallas Bastian about how management schools need to capitalise on their individual strengths to serve the changing needs of students and employers. Australian business and management education is at a critical juncture, an Australian Business ...

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