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Monash’s million-dollar student housing project

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Monash University has recently invested in a multi-million dollar plan for a new student housing vicinity at the university’s Clayton campus in Victoria. The $145 million student accommodation precinct comprises four buildings by three teams – Hayball/Richard Middleton Architects and ...

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Peer reviewers want recognition

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In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Paul Jensen, professor of economics at the Melbourne Institute, about the need for universities to recognise the role academics play in the editorship of journals. In a letter sent to ...

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Video gives valuable feedback

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Giving students feedback on assignments via video could be more helpful than the common practice of writing comments in red pen, new research shows. In an extended interview education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Monash University information communication technologies expert ...

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Low literacy levels don’t spell a crisis

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Teachers who make common spelling mistakes can still teach, one education expert argues. A recent study of 200 secondary teaching undergraduates found a significant number of pre-service secondary teachers have worse literacy skills than expected. The survey found students struggled ...

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VET FEE-HELP audit adds to scrutiny

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The federal opposition has welcomed the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) announcement that it will scrutinise the VET FEE-HELP scheme. VET FEE-HELP is set up to help eligible students studying higher-level VET qualifications pay their tuition fees. But Labor Senator Kim Carr along with MP ...

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Rea: students can’t let Abbott destroy dreams


Union boss Jeannie Rea has urged students not to think twice about pursuing a university education in light of ongoing uncertainty over the government’s plans to deregulate the sector. The National Tertiary Education Union president’s comments are a reminder to school leavers ...

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Putting STEM at the centre of learning


Studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics shouldn’t be limited to engineers or scientists, says one expert who argues that STEM skills are essential in everyday life. “We all need to have numeracy skills and be literate in science,” Andrew Seen, associate ...

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Leadership matters in aged care

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In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Yun-Hee Jeon, professor of ageing and chronic disease from Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney. Jeon discussed her interest in leadership and management specific to aged care and ...

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Technology the key to faster recovery


Education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Maayken Van den berg, a postdoctoral research fellow from Flinders University. Van den berg is involved in a world-first study, looking at whether technology such as iPad apps and interactive games can help older ...

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