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Psychology yet to bridge the cultural divide

Indigenous content and cultural awareness have been part and parcel of teaching and learning in most of the so-called helping professions for some years. But psychology is one discipline that has been slow to catch up.n expression of grief and ...

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Coming to a screen near you

A new piece of software that has been dubbed the GPS of the brain has the potential to transform teaching and learning in the neurosciences. The brains in question are images based on the work of Professor George Paxinos, NHMRC ...

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Postgraduate qualifications come to VET

Vocational education and training’s status as the poor relation of higher education is being directly challenged by the growth of new postgraduate qualifications offered by some TAFE institutes. The vocational graduate certificate and the vocational graduate diploma align under the ...

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Work experience a mutual obligation: study

Work integrated learning, once identified primarily with the vocational education and training sector, is now a central and mandatory component of many degrees. But its implementation more broadly is being hindered by difficulties in finding and funding work placements, according ...

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Tougher going for graduates in 2009 and beyond

Employment prospects for graduates are getting tougher as the economic crisis bites, with no improvement in the situation likely until well into 2010. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents to a Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) survey of 306 graduate employers ...

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AUQA and its critic exchange blows over review

Accusations that AQUA was too close to its own review process which was lacking in dispassionate stakeholder input have been strongly rejected by the agency. Douglas Blackmur, professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of ...

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Are VET diplomas the next big thing?

Everyone these days agrees that the economy needs more people with qualifications and that those already with qualifications need to extend their education and training. One element of this is a policy push for an increase in delivery of VET ...

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Monash's commitment to Mumbai unwavering

Monash University is adamant that last month’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai will not deflect it from its joint research program with the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay (IITB), or from its long-term commitment to international research collaboration. This is ...

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