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David Leyonhjelm

9/21/2018
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Libertarian Senator David Leyonhjelm shares his unique take on the latest school funding announcement.

Duration:00:22:21

Tele Tan

9/10/2018
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Curtin University's Professor Tele Tan talks ICT programs for teens with autism.

Duration:00:24:03

Rose Pennington

9/9/2018
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Primary school teacher and ACU education lecturer Rose Pennington describes how compassion can be instilled in students - even in those who you least expect.

Duration:00:08:36

Weh Yeoh

2/27/2017
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Keeping an assembly of primary school-aged children quiet for half-an-hour can be a struggle, as most teachers would know. But Sydney’s Trinity Grammar school managed to pull it off for a full day with 800 of its students aged 5 to 12. This was done raise awareness, and funds, for children in Cambodia who have speech impediments. The money raised, in this case $13,000, goes to charity OIC Cambodia, which aims to provide speech therapy for Cambodian children.

Duration:00:00:59

David Tweedie

2/27/2017
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Construction has begun on Melbourne’s first high rise school, continuing an Australian trend that began in Sydney, of schools’ gracing city skylines.

Duration:00:03:32

Andrea Parks

2/23/2017
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Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leaver students struggle to make decision on what to study at university.

Duration:00:02:22

Jackie Manuel

2/22/2017
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It’s a common move for Year 12 students to take easier mathematics courses in order to maximise their ATAR. Now an expert from the University of Sydney warns this practice could become commonplace in English thanks to the reforms of the New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus.

Duration:00:04:08

Isuru Wanasinghe

2/21/2017
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Isuru Wanasinghe, the founder of Life is Yellow, says he directs his ideas at education because “the way that we deliver education could be so much better and it's so far behind.”

Duration:00:03:38

Riley Batchelor

2/21/2017
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Riley Batchelor, EduGrowth chief executive, says start-ups could enhance education, and make a lot of money while they’re at it.

Duration:00:02:21

Michelle Michael

2/20/2017
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Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School in Sydney’s south, got the teachers at her school early access to Apple Teacher, a learning module app that educates teachers on how to use Apple’s products. Apple Teacher was released in Australia today.

Duration:00:02:29

Paul Hewitt

2/20/2017
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The New South Wales Higher School Certificate Syllabus has been reformed for the first time in 20 years, with a focus on giving students the skills they need to thrive after they leave school.

Duration:00:00:45

Mo Jebara

2/20/2017
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Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, is has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company.

Duration:00:02:04

ER Steve Clarke Objection

2/14/2017
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Professor Steve Clarke from Charles Sturt University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a philosopher specialising in issues related to conscientious objection. He recently co-authored a paper on the obligations of parents who object on religious, moral or philosophical grounds to vaccinating their children. Education Review spoke with professor Clarke about those obligations and other issues relating to conscientious objection.

Duration:00:39:38

Suzy Urbaniak

2/14/2017
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In what was likely the best school excursion ever, 18 students from Perth’s Kent Street High School got to fly-over Antarctica for a science field trip. Accompanying them for 12-hour flight was their teacher Suzy Urbaniak, who last year won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.

Duration:00:01:42

David Gozzard

2/14/2017
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In what was likely the best school excursion ever, 18 students from Perth’s Kent Street High School got to fly-over Antarctica for a science field trip. Accompanying them for 12-hour flight was their teacher Suzy Urbaniak, who last year won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. University of Western Australia PhD physics candidates David Gozzard also went along, where he conducted experiments, for the students, demonstrating how the Earth’s...

Duration:00:01:35

Trevor Cobbold

2/12/2017
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Australia’s education ministers “must come to their senses” and work out reforms to close the growing divide between rich and poor schools.

Duration:00:00:38

Catherine Attard

2/8/2017
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In an unsurprising finding, a German study has found that students who find maths to be fun are better at it. This reinforces recent calls from experts, including Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, that making maths fun is key to improving classroom performance.

Duration:00:00:39

Corinna Essa

2/7/2017
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Due to what she believes is an “epidemic” in cyberbullying among school children, a Gold Coast-based social media businesswoman wades into the discussion. Photo: Aldwyn Altuney/AA Xpose Media.

Duration:00:02:12

Anne Colreavy

2/5/2017
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Last year Anne Colreavy, former principal of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School, located in Sydney’s south, implemented a sunglasses for her students. Under the policy, parents were encouraged to purchase category three sunglasses for their child but it wasn’t mandatory. At the same time, parents were educated about eye protection via meetings and the school newsletter. But before Colreavy implemented the policy, she made sure her staff were on board with the idea.

Duration:00:02:25

Dr Shanel Sharma

2/5/2017
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Ophthalmologists are calling on parents to ensure their children’s eyes are properly protected while they’re at school, and for schools to help.

Duration:00:01:24