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Sydney University reappoints Spence

Dr Michael Spence has been reappointed as vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Sydney for another five-year term. The chancellor, Professor Marie Bashir, said Spence has made a significant contribution to the university and even in a time of ...

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Catching up with the students

Teacher development in ICT in the ever-changing modern classroom is important. With the increasing amount of digital technology in our day-to-day lives, and policies such as the Digital Education Revolution in full swing in our schools, it is no wonder ...

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Mental health action pays off

Research indicates that improved programs for struggling students lead to better retention rates. Over the past few decades, there has been growing concern in the university community about the rise of mental illness in the student population. With many institutions ...

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Balanced budgets sink public interest

Prominent economist John Quiggin explains why governments are taking funds from TAFE and promoting a free market, despite scandals. By John Mitchell The only solution is for the federal government to take over and to then have a much more ...

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Time to trade in well-worn university model

Higher education faces the prospect of dramatic change in the next few years, writes Stephen Parker. What might a university of the future look like? The future of higher education globally is bright, but the current conception of a university ...

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Green gold

Researchers strive to turn algae into oil Universities and private organisations are working closely together to turn algae into a source of renewable fuel. The University of Adelaide, Murdoch University, University of Sydney and James Cook University are all researching ...

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Lessons from a Finnish school

The successful Scandinavian system allows for a good deal of individualised learning for students, writes Stuart Middleton I have been reading an interesting book lately, Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg (Teachers College Press, NY). It has a wealth of information ...

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Crisis in sector requires national inquiry

The vocational education and training area has the big task of rebuilding confidence after the meltdown in private colleges. The crisis enveloping the Australian training system is intensifying and industry’s unease has triggered the loudest alarm bells. The issues are ...

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They said it!

“Privatisation of the publically-owned TAFE system will drive a stake through the heart of education in Victoria.”Colin Long, the Victorian division secretary of the NTEU, commenting on leaked TAFE cabinet documents that make reference to Homesglen TAFE’s preferred model “premised ...

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Best of management recognised

The ATEM/Campus Review awards have lifted the profile of those who help run tertiary institutions. Antonia Maiolo reports The inaugural Association for Tertiary Education Management/Campus Review Best Practice Awards attracted a strong field of entrants, who were praised for raising ...

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