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New initiative to support non-verbal students

New initiative to support non-verbal students

According to a new report by Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Victorian students with disabilities are not only being turned away from schools, but once enrolled, many are being socially isolated or not receiving the support they need to learn.

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Hitachi projectors to be branded Maxell

Hitachi projectors to be branded Maxell

Maxell and Hitachi Japan have announced that the current Hitachi branded projectors will be rebranded as Maxell, with the first new additions to the Maxell product line-up to be new maintenance-free laser light sourced models.

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Gonski calls for NAPLAN to be scrapped

Gonski calls for NAPLAN to be scrapped

The Gonski Institute’s recommendation to remove the current approach to national testing and replace it with sample testing of students across Australia has been submitted to the Council of Australian Governments’ review of NAPLAN.

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Learning about the brain through art

Learning about the brain through art

A national art competition for primary school students, which will be judged by some of Australia’s leading brain researchers, is encouraging children to think about how amazing their brains are.

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The challenge of STEM

The challenge of STEM

STEM education is capturing policy attention at the moment as a key curriculum focus, writes Russell Tytler of Deakin University. He talks to Education Matters about some of the recent innovations in the teaching and learning of STEM in the primary school years.

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Preparing children for life

Preparing children for life

In the early 19th century, philanthropist and educational pioneer, Robert Owen, argued that an education was about preparing children for life. Two centuries on, Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Don Carter, reflects on how these views are still evident in education today.

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