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The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers. Land Rover MENA

What’s missing in the teaching of Islam

The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank. from www.shutterstock.com

What causes mind blanks during exams?

Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.
The 1992 class photo from Morse High School in San Diego, California. Ewen Roberts/flickr

Why high school stays with us forever

Evolutionary psychology could explain why the memories and friendships formed during these years seem more vivid, potent and meaningful than those from any other stage of life.
The Safe Schools Coalition aims to help students deal with a broad range of sexual identities. Shutterstock

Explainer: what is Safe Schools Coalition?

Safe Schools Coalition has been the focus of hot debate, but there is little evidence to support the anxieties around its mission.
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways. from www.shutterstock.com

Schools need advice on how to help students with reading difficulties

Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.
The focus on teaching anything about Australian languages in our universities has declined over the past decade. AAP

New Aboriginal languages course should count towards ATARs

From 2016, students will be able to study Aboriginal languages in high schools in New South Wales – but a clause in the design of the course means grades will not contribute towards ATARs.

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