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A lack of chemistry

One of the reasons for falling science enrolments seems to be the growing number of HSC subjects. Darragh O Keeffe talks to the Chief Scientist and other experts on the worrying trend. The long-running discussion about declining enrolments in science ...

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New Strategy for Asia literacy: Garrett

A new stakeholder group to provide advice to government on how to boost Asia literacy in schools is to be convened shortly, Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has confirmed. The group will consist of educators, academics, teachers, the business ...

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Aboriginal undergrads go online

A group of up to 15 Aboriginal education officers working in regional NSW schools will be the first to enrol in a new Bachelor of Education degree that allows students to remain living in their communities while working towards becoming ...

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The art of imitation

  Quality placements for student teachers are vital components of all education degrees but they are currently underfunded and poorly structured. The lack of incentives for experienced teachers to supervise students on placement makes it increasingly difficult for universities to ...

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Dementia research spend rises tenfold

Boost in funding still not enough, say researchers Spending on research funding into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has increased tenfold since 2000, figures from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) show. The NHMRC’s research funding into dementia ...

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Learning at the coalface

Darragh O Keeffe reports on new efforts to provide quality clinical placements for the health professionals of tomorrow. Providing students from various disciplines, such as nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry, the opportunity to learn and work together in aged care facilities ...

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The sky’s the limit

A leading school of nursing is collaborating with aged care providers to revolutionise education in the aged care industry. Darragh O Keeffe reports. How universities can best prepare registered nurses for the realities of working in residential aged care, and ...

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