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Push to include VET on innovation agenda

The incoming chief executive of TAFE Directors Australia says he will push to get vocational education included on the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Craig Robertson said workers will need to be reskilled as old industries perish, and that ...

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ADHD makes for good entrepreneurs

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can harness their symptoms by becoming entrepreneurs, researchers say. A study by the University of Bath in England found symptoms such as hyperactivity and impulsiveness, which pose daily challenges to those with ADHD, ...

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New TDA chief executive appointed

TAFE Directors Australia has appointed former government education bureaucrat, Craig Robertson, as its new chief executive. Prior to this appointment, Robertson was deputy secretary, higher education and skills, at the Victorian Department of Education. Robertson replaces Martin Riordan, who led ...

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Publish or perish a minor issue, research reveals

A meta-analysis of research literature has thrown into question the commonly held assumption that science exists in a culture of 'publish or perish'. Meta-assessment of bias in science, published in the journal PNAS, found “little evidence” that biases in scientific ...

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