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Peer reviewers want recognition

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Paul Jensen, professor of economics at the Melbourne Institute, about the need for universities to recognise the role academics play in the editorship of journals. In a letter sent to ...

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Video gives valuable feedback

Giving students feedback on assignments via video could be more helpful than the common practice of writing comments in red pen, new research shows. In an extended interview education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Monash University information communication technologies expert ...

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Low literacy levels don’t spell a crisis

Teachers who make common spelling mistakes can still teach, one education expert argues. A recent study of 200 secondary teaching undergraduates found a significant number of pre-service secondary teachers have worse literacy skills than expected. The survey found students struggled ...

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Dr Kayli Wild: the ageing experience

Many older Australians feel undervalued despite believing they have additional knowledge, experience and wisdom to offer, new research has revealed. La Trobe University researcher Dr Kayli Wild spoke to Aged Care Insite about a two-year study in which older Australians ...

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Rea: students can’t let Abbott destroy dreams

Union boss Jeannie Rea has urged students not to think twice about pursuing a university education in light of ongoing uncertainty over the government’s plans to deregulate the sector. The National Tertiary Education Union president’s comments are a reminder to school leavers ...

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Putting STEM at the centre of learning

Studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics shouldn’t be limited to engineers or scientists, says one expert who argues that STEM skills are essential in everyday life. “We all need to have numeracy skills and be literate in science,” Andrew Seen, associate ...

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Leadership matters in aged care

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Yun-Hee Jeon, professor of ageing and chronic disease from Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney. Jeon discussed her interest in leadership and management specific to aged care and ...

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Technology the key to faster recovery

Education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Maayken Van den berg, a postdoctoral research fellow from Flinders University. Van den berg is involved in a world-first study, looking at whether technology such as iPad apps and interactive games can help older ...

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Dwyer warns off investing in natural therapy courses

Private colleges would receive funding for students enrolled in ‘pseudo-scientific’ courses under proposed higher education reforms, said the president of the Friends of Science in Medicine. John Dwyer, head of the powerful lobby group, said he is concerned that precious ...

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Interview with Thomson Ch’ng

Education Editor Antonia Maiolo speaks to Thomson Ch’ng, president of the Council of International Students Australia, about what he thinks will be the big issues for international education throughout 2015.

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