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New resource to help kids get active

University of Canberra researchers have launched a new resource to get kids active earlier in life. The Physical Literacy Activities Yearbook (PLAY) comprises 200 activity suggestions to help teachers prepare and deliver fun physical education for primary school students. It ...

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MOOC helps teachers adapt to online education

UNSW’s new MOOC is not only helping teachers in Australia and overseas deliver education online, it’s also receiving accolades from the US president. The MOOC called Learning to Teach Online, run by Coursera, delivers professional development courses for free to teachers ...

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A new challenge in maths teaching

Making mathematics more difficult can actually improve learning in low-achieving students, a new study has found. The Monash University study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provide students with challenging maths tasks to work ...

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Research: Risk culture pervades school playground

Risk anxiety amongst teachers and parents is invading the school playground and could lead to inactivity and boredom, a Charles Darwin University researcher is suggesting in a new report. International Graduate Centre of Education researcher and lecturer Dr Brendon Hyndman ...

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Boozy Facebook posts linked to binge drinking

Facebook posts depicting exaggerated alcohol use could influence the drinking habits for young people, according to new research from the University of Sydney. The study reveals that exaggerated ‘boozy’ Facebook profiles are exacerbating drinking habits in young people, but correcting ...

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Australia slipping as smart economy

Australia has dropped another place in world competitiveness rankings, falling further in economic performance and government efficiency rankings, raising concerns about our competitiveness as a smart economy. In releasing the Australian results of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook which ranks ...

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Laying roots in Oman

A University of New England researcher is taking a school vegetable garden program global to help encourage healthy eating and combat obesity. UNE’s professor Neil Taylor is working with professor Abdullah Ambusaidi and Dr Rashid Al-Yahya of the Sultan Qaboos ...

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