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ICT is failing in schools – here’s why

Just 55% of year 6 students and 52% of year 10 students are meeting the expected grades for ICT. What's going wrong?
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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools

Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
Teaching is more emotionally taxing than most people realise. from www.shutterstock.com.au

The emotional workload of teachers is too often ignored

Research shows nearly one in three Australian teachers are so unhappy in their profession they consider leaving within their first five years of employment.
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Can good teaching be measured and should it be rewarded?

The recent UK budget announced plans to allow universities that exemplify good teaching to increase their caps on fees, meaning they will be financially rewarded for good teaching practice. But how do you measure this?
Constantly correcting content – like what you find on Wikipedia – has got people all shook up. From www.shutterstock.com

Why it’s time the world embraced Wikipedia

Wikipedia is frequently considered an unacceptable and unreliable source of information. It's also constantly correcting – and isn't that what content should strive to do?
How many little girls do you see dressing up as builders or car mechanics? Flickr/theirhistory

Getting in early to avoid gender stereotyping careers

By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up, and ruling out jobs that do not fit with their gender. We need to get in early to get rid of stereotypes.

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