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  1. 21 June 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities

    The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.

  2. 3 August 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    How social and emotional learning can help our school kids cope

    Following an emergency, like COVID-19, a University of Melbourne expert says social and emotional learning in schools can play a vital role in student wellbeing

  3. 16 July 2019 - Learning & Teaching

    Taking positive psychology into the classroom

    University of Melbourne experts in positive psychology are exploring how best to apply the science of wellbeing for school students in key learning environments

  4. 9 April 2019 - Education

    Is your child lonely at school?

    Loneliness can cause serious problems for primary and secondary school kids; some key steps can help your child connect, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 13 February 2019 - Under the Microscope

    The importance of your child’s middle years

    Far from being a quiet time, a child’s middle years - from 8 to 12 – are transformative. But a University of Melbourne expert says we need better understanding.

  6. 19 December 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Why is school connectedness so important?

    University of Melbourne researchers have outlined the four key steps to school connectedness; an important factor in students' learning and development.

  7. 5 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    More sleep, less bad behaviour

    New research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behavioural problems.

  8. 7 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bullied school kids left behind in learning

    Researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne establish link between being bullied at school and poorer learning outcomes