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Opinion: OT reforms would lead to unis playing ducks and drakes

National Tertiary Education Union industrial relations claim threatens the demise of the academy and international competitiveness. Academic staff at Australian Universities enjoy flexible working hours and freedom to pursue their research and intellectual interests within their disciplines with only minimal ...

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Have architecture, will travel from USYD to Venice

“A very talented group of students has spent the past four months developing their designs and fabricating architectural models that reflect, both philosophically and materially, on the political, social and environmental role of architecture.” That’s the message from professor Michael ...

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STEM degrees don’t guarantee jobs, wealth

Despite the opening pages of the hot-off-the-press Good Careers Guide preaching STEM and all its glories – the guide’s education chief urged students to pursue careers they’re passionate about, even if they aren’t STEM-related. The Good Careers Guide is the replacement ...

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Children’s reading skills improve as UQ academics train teachers

Professional learning delivered by academics to teachers in Queensland’s Bowen Basin has improved reading ability in the local schoolchildren. The project involved University of Queensland education experts instructing teachers in local communities. The academics showed the teachers techniques for reading education, and observed ...

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