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Video: Embracing diversity in STEM learning

Keilly Santos, a student from Hoover High School in Alabama, discusses the importance of embracing diversity in STEM education to develop the future generation of leaders. By being inclusive, she says, everyone is given the opportunity to contribute their ideas, experience and creativity.

Civics and citizenship education brought to life

With the Victorian Curriculum now effective in primary and secondary schools across Australia, Civics and Citizenship Education is mandated for delivery in all government schools throughout Victoria. The Victorian Electoral Commission explains how its tailored, free and flexible resources are helping teachers promote students’ participation in Australia’s democracy.

Bullying: Is early education the key?

Child development expert, Dr Lesley-anne Ey, discusses the importance of educating children from an early age about the differences between bullying and conflict, and the effects bullying can have on their peers.

Supporting inclusive practice

What does effective, contemporary inclusive practice look like at the secondary level for students with disability? At a time of significant change in the field of disability support in schools, this is a question worth considering, write Dr Julie McMillan and Dr Jane Jarvis from Flinders University.

Animal and ethics conference at Melbourne Zoo

Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria have partnered to organise the Empathy, Ethics and Animals Teacher Conference, which aims to demonstrate fun and engaging STEM-based activities, centred around ethical capabilities, that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Support for disadvantaged students

At the Annual Reception for Skyline Education Foundation Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard AC spoke about the importance of children’s education in breaking the cycle of disadvantaged families.