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Reflective practice against racism


A leading educator has called for leveraging reflective practice as a way for Aboriginal nurses and midwives to navigate racism and find their way in their professions. Speaking at a recent conference held by the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses ...

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Advance care directives still rare


New data indicating that almost 9 in 10 Australians have no determined advance care directives (AD) has led to calls for regulatory changes aimed at increasing uptake. A national phone-based survey, conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, found ...

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Teachers say training leaves them unprepared


Research has sparked fresh calls for a review of teacher training courses, as less than half of teaching graduates indicate they feel adequately trained in a number of key professional areas. The results, released yesterday within the Staff in Australia’s Schools 2013 report ...

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USyd suspends Spurr over slur-filled emails

Barry Spurr

The University of Sydney has suspended professor Barry Spurr as the fallout continues following the publishing of apparently racist comments contained within emails he had authored. Excerpts of the emails, published yesterday by news site New Matilda, included references by ...

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Opinon: VCs selling out students


Vice-chancellors appear to have put the financial interests of their institutions ahead of the interests of their future students, the very students who want to attend their universities and who work hard for successful admission. It is understandable but disappointing ...

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Avatars and education


Academics are already expanding the use of computer-based role-play in teaching; what’s next? Whilst computer-based role-playing is never likely to replace traditional real-world practical training experience entirely, the continued sophistication of the medium is slowly revolutionising the way graduates prepare ...

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Research reforms target industry links


The promise of a greater focus on links between research and industry and a new science council to advise government are at the centre of long-awaited reforms to the research sector unveiled yesterday. The new measures, announced by the industry ...

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