Committing poetry to memory is so much more than a rote exercise.
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Memorising poetry is a kind of long-term investment. To take a poem with us so we can truly know it, we must know it by heart.
People have different views when it comes to school uniforms.
We asked five experts from various fields whether school uniforms should be compulsory. Four out of five said no.
Everyone forgets things sometimes.
Have you ever walked into a room and realised you can’t remember what you were looking for? We tend to do this more when we are thinking of a few things at once or doing two things at the same time.
Some stereotypical behaviours of individuals with autism suggest they don’t use a certain type of memory in the same way others might.
To understand what we suspect, so far, about the way in which some people with autism may see the world, we need to examine how we use the bank of experiences we have stored in memory.
Students with vision impairments should the same opportunities as their peers.
Interviews with students who have a vision impairment show they wish their teachers and friends knew more about them. Here are the four key messages they want to communicate.
Poet Walt Whitman in his home in New Jersey in 1891. Born 200 years ago this week, Whitman is celebrated in America for his daring poetry collection Leaves of Grass.
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Walt Whitman is perhaps America's most admired poet. His work, now praised for its themes of equality and democracy, was once shunned for its experimental verse and discussion of sexuality.
A young protester speaks during a rally on climate inaction at Bondi Beach in May.
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Young voters want leaders who are transparent, honest, and display integrity. They also crave stability.
Anti-Vietnam War protesters march from the US Consulate to Hyde Park in Sydney in 1966.
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Labor Leader Arthur Calwell tried to leverage public opposition to conscription to gain support during the 1966 election, calling it a "sinister word" for Australians. The tactic failed.
La sieste, oui, mais pas n’importe comment.
Est-ce que piquer un petit somme en journée est utile ? Cela peut-il ruiner votre nuit ? Cinq spécialistes répondent.
First-time voters are often treated as a homogenous group, but new research shows they make their decisions in a variety of ways.
Young people voting for the first time in the upcoming federal election can be broadly grouped into five categories: impulsive, collective, instinctive, principled and pragmatic.
The Matrix adalah film laris, tapi juga mengeksplorasi beberapa tema filsafat Barat yang paling menarik.
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Skenario film ini mengingatkan kembali pada salah satu eksperimen pemikiran filsafat Barat yang paling bertahan lama: Republic-nya Plato.
In the very beginning of the Roman calendar (more than 2000 years ago), there were only 10 months in the year.
December is named for the Roman word for "tenth". So, why is it the twelfth month?
It’s important to keep your daytime naps to ten to 30 minutes and no longer.
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We asked five experts if a daytime kip is OK. Four out of five said yes.
The Matrix was a box office hit, but it also explored some of western philosophy’s most interesting themes.
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Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
A makeshift memorial at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch after a gunman killed 50 worshippers at the Al Noor Masjid and Linwood Masjid.
The arguments of far right commentators who conflate Islam with extremism are flawed. In the rich and complex tradition of Islam, extremists are a small minority who often target other Muslims.
High school can be a hard place to make friends, but research shows being nice may be all it takes.
We know being nice is good for friendships. But we wanted to find out why some antisocial people are socially successful. So we looked at whether rebels had more friends in high school than nice kids.
The Suzuki method requires a lot of parental involvement, so it may not be right for every family.
The Suzuki method can work, but requires a high level of parental involvement.
Principals report 1.7 times more stress than the general population.
No single group of people is responsible for this crisis, but we all have a part to play in improving working conditions for school leaders.
Residents of the outer suburbs like the green spaces and sense of community, but lament the lack of access to transport and other services.
Much of the growth in our cities is in the outer suburbs, now home to around 5 million people. And that creates problems like traffic that detract from the advantages residents see in living there.
Technology, when used right, can enhance learning for students.
Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.