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Professor toughens up trainee teachers

Catherine Mansfield is teaching teachers resilience on a global scale. The Murdoch University Associate Professor’s program, the sunnily-named Building Resilience in Teacher Education (BRITE), has 5,000 users and counting. Resilience – the capacity to quickly bounce back after setbacks – sounds ...

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Universities expecting disruption by 2030

Navitas Ventures – the innovation arm of global higher education provider Navitas – has been pondering digital transformation in higher education. After realising universities, students and edtech venture founders were too, it solicited their views on the matter. “We wanted to ...

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UON revamps arts faculty to produce more employable grads

As the coastal NSW city of Newcastle reinvents itself – from manufacturing heavyweight to knowledge hub – the University of Newcastle is changing too. The notable young university is dusting off its School of Humanities and Social Sciences. “…We really need to make ourselves much ...

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USYD finds much spin in science studies

While Hurricane Irma tears through Florida, a different kind of spin has been identified in Sydney, and presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago. Researchers from USYD have found that over a quarter of biomedical ...

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UniSA now on-demand

The notion of ‘on-demand’ has become prevalent in our everyday lives. We binge-watch TV, listen to podcasts, and will soon even be able to ride buses whenever and wherever we want. Naturally, on-demand study is part of this burgeoning trend, and ...

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