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  1. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Prescription for developing a child’s mind

    How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.

  2. 8 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    So, you understand the brain … now what?

    Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.

  3. 9 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Teenage crime and language disorder

    Nathaniel Swain's research discovered many young male offenders have "language disorder" - a previously hidden problem that, when treated, can turn lives around

  4. 6 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Narrow training sells students short

    The crisis in Australia's market-based training sector demands a renewed focus on public TAFE and broader courses, according to an international expert.

  5. 27 February 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Asking the right questions of big data in education

    Universities have seized on big data to count every click their students make in learning management systems, but the focus needs to be on improving learning.

  6. 12 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why helping at home is good for kids

    They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.

  7. 26 January 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    How to cope with your child’s first day at school

    The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.

  8. 23 January 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Keeping new teachers in the classroom

    As new teachers leave the profession in droves, more must be done to give them the job security and resilience they - and their students - need.

  9. 17 January 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Lessons to learn from the International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate, a global alternative to standard secondary schooling, is gaining ground. State education authorities can learn from its merits.

  10. 12 January 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Using education to create cohesion from conflict

    Professor Joseph Lo Bianco learned at a young age how language could divide communities. He now uses it to help opposing sides in conflicts find common ground.