EDUCATION


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How to teach 'vampire' students

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03 March 2009 | Eleanor Massey
Robert Pattinson, TwilightThe student teacher is doing his best, trying to teach abstract ideas in a difficult play about a postmodern world. A girl in the front row is discussing her new 'vampire' boyfriend. 'He's in 12B,' she says. 'I can't take my eyes off him.'


Higher education's dirty little secret

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17 February 2009 | Andrew McGowan

Sydney University A recent report into higher education is caught between discontent and fatalism about what prevents universities from doing better for students from the margins. The system's biggest failure may lie in what the report didn't ask.


Who cares about students

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10 February 2009 | Fatima Measham

Many of the things that impact upon a teacher's efficacy are beyond their control - the quality of a child's homelife, the politicisation of the curriculum. One thing they can control is much they care, though this may bring new teachers little comfort in the months ahead.


Taking maths out of the equation

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02 February 2009 | Frank O'Shea
These are earnest kids, wanting to succeed. Society has told them that to succeed they must be able to draw a parabola, find the vertex, state the axis of symmetry. This city has two million adults — how many ever heard of an axis of symmetry?


Why the Melbourne Model is failing students

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12 December 2008 | Ben Coleridge
Widespread subject cuts and reductions in staff numbers have eaten away at students' plans and rendered the new breadth component impotent. Horizons seem to be shrinking, which makes it increasingly difficult to 'dream large'.


Theological colleges on shaky ground

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26 November 2008 | Neil Ormerod
St Paul's College logoTheological colleges increasingly need to turn to churches for underwriting, yet church congregations are dwindling, which affects them financially as well. Something has to give ... and in Brisbane, it already has.


Judging the quality of education

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19 November 2008 | Fatima Measham
ClassroomForcing schools to produce information on students' exam performance will never be a reliable strategy for lifting numeracy and literacy. Learning is as much about taking risks and failing as it is about getting the answers right the first time.


Humanity lost in digital classrooms

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01 August 2008 | Frank O'Shea
LaptopToday's teacher has to survive in a world of gimmickry. Students pay better attention to ringtones than to the human voice. In the brave new world of Rudd's Digital Education Revolution, teachers risk being replaced by technicians.


'Ratbag' student activist decries Education Revolution

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28 July 2008 | Susie Byers
Digital Education RevolutionThe current higher education review is hindered by a focus on 'productivity' and 'efficient investment'. Universities should be homes of knowledge whose graduates are more than just pegs to plug the holes in Australia's skills set.


Performance-based pay for teachers could kill collegiality

19 September 2007 | Chris Middleton
Performance-based pay for teachers could kill collegialityEarlier this month, a federal parliamentary committee recommended that teachers should receive higher pay, as an incentive to attract quality recruits and to improve retention. But a new policy could undermine the collective quality of school education.


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