Will NSW physics students learn what these lines represent?
NSW's proposed new rigorous physics syllabus refocuses on the fundamentals, but it'll require investment in teaching skills so all students can benefit from it.
Asia literacy became official government policy in 2008.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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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.
60% of high school students in Singapore receive private tuition.
The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.
As exam season rolls around, many students are wondering what causes the dreaded mind blank.
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.
Vocational education plays a role in providing opportunities for low-achieving school students to engage further in study and get a job.
Vocational Education and Training helps low school achievers up skill and avoid disadvantage in the workplace.
The high-school prom has been assimilated into British culture – but how far do ours deviate from the iconic American tradition?
The 1992 class photo from Morse High School in San Diego, California.
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.
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways.
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.
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.
Doomed to fail?
Only 1% of adolescent friendships last the distance - but could our schools be the real root of the problem?
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
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Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.
Students no longer have the time for self-discovery.
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The pursuit to get into the best colleges has taken out the joy of learning from students' lives.
Best of British.
Pupils in London do better at school than the rest of the country, but why? Sam Freedman, a former adviser to Michael Gove and now head of an education charity has called this “the biggest question in…
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with kindergarden kids at Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in the NT have the nation’s lowest retention rate, so it’s time to try more creative ways to fix that.
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Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
Heavy cannabis use in adolescence can affect cognitive development and educational attainment.
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Almost half (46%) of regular cannabis users drop out of high school and just 12% become degree qualified, according to a…
An increase in science and maths requirements in U.S. high schools has lead to higher dropout rates, recent research has…
American high school students are taking longer to graduate, according to a new study. The Rutgers study identified an increasing…
High School can be a very difficult time for students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, but there are ways to make it easier.
High school can be difficult for youths with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders, who often have IQs superior to the general population, but can struggle with communication, social skills, and regulating…
The latest report into Australian education shows some positives and some negatives.
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Educational outcomes in Australia are showing signs of improvement, particularly in the early years and in Year 12 attainment…