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The end of lectures?

The research in learning and teaching shows clearly that didactic teaching and passive reception do not result in deep, lasting or meaningful learning for most students. Yet we persist with lecturing at students in large groups in most universities. Worse, ...

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Australia’s first ‘university college’ named

A Seventh-day Adventist higher education provider in Lake Macquarie, NSW, has become Australia’s first “university college”. Founded over a century ago, Avondale College of Higher Education had its new category status approved late last month by the federal government’s Tertiary Education ...

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