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Social robot trial in special needs school

Designed to enhance learning and engagement, La Trobe University researchers have unveiled an interactive social robot designed as a classroom companion for special needs schools.

Deakin Teaching student to become Rhodes Scholar

Deakin Master of Teaching student Gia-Yen Luong will swap the tropics of Darwin for the famous halls of Oxford University when she takes up a prestigious offer to study as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in 2019.

First Aid Action Hero app for primary students

St John Ambulance Victoria has launched its new First Aid training app. Designed specifically for primary school-aged children, it aims to arm them with the necessary skills to assist in an emergency situation.

Video: Connecting through language

Multi-lingual, award-winning educator, Louka Parry, talks about the benefits of learning another language; including how learning multiple languages can impact the brain, and assist with one’s capacity to learn and communicate.

Planning the perfect play space

Ideal play spaces for schools should be inclusive, accessible, challenging and consider whole of life costs, according to playground specialists and consultants, PlayRope.

Supporting school leaders

President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA), Andrew Pierpoint, discusses how the organisation is assisting school leaders to navigate through current and future challenges.