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Macquarie Uni rolls out HSCStudyLab to hone STEM skills

Macquarie University has launched a new online resource to help high school students review for their end-of-schooling exams. HSCStudyLab is modelled on the New South Wales HSC curriculum and, to start with, comprises biology, chemistry and physics modules. Krista Borg, Macquarie director, development ...

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Drive education towards technology: Pearson boss

The chief executive of the Australian branch of multinational private education firm Pearson will warn an audience of educators that they risk becoming irrelevant in the hot-topic education debate. In his speech to next week’s EduTECH conference in Brisbane, David Barnett, chief ...

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Finkel joins Australian Academy of Science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has jokingly cited his having “being born with the science gene” as a key factor behind his election as a fellow by the Australian Academy of Science. AAS’s election citation – released with a list ...

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On the Move – May 2016 (Monash, CDU, UniSA, Melbourne, ASQA)

Tyrell joins Tafe Directors Former Australian Government international education counsellor to Beijing and Thailand Jen Tyrell has been appointed director of international education for TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). In a statement announcing the appointment, TDA chief executive Martin Riordan praised Tyrell’s ...

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Dropbox launches spin-off for education sector

Dropbox has expanded its business-to-business branch, launching Dropbox Education. Charlie Wood, country manager of Dropbox Australia and New Zealand, said, overall, this product is similar to Dropbox Business, there are tweaks to attract education staff to the product. “Dropbox Education ...

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Teach creativity, don’t measure it: educator

You can’t measure creativity, nor the soft skills needed to thrive in jobs and tertiary education, so education should end its obsession with measurement and ranking, a senior educator has argued. Meredith Melville-Jones, director of Sydney’s Bradfield Senior College, said ...

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