Articles in Education & Training

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by Misty Adoniou on September 29, 2014
Homework – what’s the point of it?
by Misty Adoniou on September 29, 2014
A middle school student I know came home from school with the task to recreate a medieval fort out of cake. I expect the History teacher thought this was a creative and engaging activity.... Read full article
by Catherine Gomes on September 04, 2014
Why international students need to make Aussie friends
by Catherine Gomes on September 04, 2014
A recent report on the satisfaction levels of international students in Australia, the United States and Britain has found that a student’s social life plays a big role in their happiness with their study experience.... Read full article
by Peter K Smith and Fran Thompson on August 12, 2014
What works best to help stop bullying in schools?
by Peter K Smith and Fran Thompson on August 12, 2014
Bullying in schools has been recognised as a serious and pervasive problem now for at least two decades. There is now also evidence, including from the UK and other European countries, North America and Australia, that traditional forms of bullying... Read full article
by Marilyn Campbell on August 07, 2014
The difference between ‘bullying’ and ‘everyday life’
by Marilyn Campbell on August 07, 2014
A few weeks ago a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that bullying was the number one concern of young people in Australia. Bullying has displaced their concerns about the environment and the importance of healthy eating or owning... Read full article
by Sally Kift on August 06, 2014
Student success: why first year at uni is a make-or-break experience
by Sally Kift on August 06, 2014
Starting first year at university can be a daunting experience and a big adjustment for new students. Some adjust easily and thrive. As many as one third do not and think about leaving.... Read full article
by Camilla Nelson on July 29, 2014
Kids and media – not such a bad thing
by Camilla Nelson on July 29, 2014
In a hunting society, children learn by playing with bows and arrows. In an information society, they learn to play with information.... Read full article
by Barbara Preston on July 26, 2014
State school kids do better at uni
by Barbara Preston on July 26, 2014
State school graduates do better at university than private school graduates with the same end-of-school tertiary entrance score. That’s the clear finding in a number of Australian studies since the 1980s... Read full article
by Michelle A Miller on July 23, 2014
Explainer: why does the teenage brain need more sleep?
by Michelle A Miller on July 23, 2014
Throughout our lives we experience changes in sleep patterns and in the amount of sleep we need. While babies sleep between 16 and 18 hours per day, this is reduced to approximately seven to eight hours on average in adults.... Read full article
by Alexandra Hansen on July 18, 2014
Male graduates earn more than female graduates: study
by Alexandra Hansen on July 18, 2014
Male university graduates earn more than their female counterparts and the pay gap will likely increase with the more time spent in the workforce, according to new research.... Read full article
by Jinhu Li on February 03, 2014
More education leads to a healthier lifestyle
by Jinhu Li on February 03, 2014
It is recognised that healthy habits account for large differences in health outcomes. Unhealthy behaviour has been cited as the main predictor of premature and preventable disease.... Read full article