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How to intern like a boss, from a podcast

Hamish began his editorial internship at The Herald Sun “very tired” on a New Year’s Day. His first task? To approach strangers on the street and ask them if they had already broken their New Year’s resolutions. Surprisingly to some, ...

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Sector reacts to Finkel’s ATAR critique

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, has an ATAR-related grievance. “Students select their courses with an eye to a number: the ATAR to enter a particular course,” he wrote in his introduction to the STEM Industry-Schools Partnerships report. “Rightly or wrongly, ...

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Professors not immune from ‘hotness’ bias

Are students sexist against female lecturers? New York University researchers Pascal Wallisch, a clinical assistant professor of psychology and Julie Cachia, an adjunct instructor in advanced psychological statistics sought to analyse this claim, made by various academics, who based them on ...

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How confusion can aid learning

“I think a lot of people just assume confusion is absolutely a bad thing as a part of a learning process.” “Huh?,” one might reply to Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Jason Lodge. Along with his colleagues at his ...

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Professor tackles rural education inequity

“Most importantly this report highlights there is no silver bullet…,” Education Minister Simon Birmingham declared. By this, he meant there is no magic fix-all to the metropolitan/rural education standards gap, as proven by Emeritus Professor Dr John Halsey’s newly-published report ...

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