As part of a new UNSW Sydney study, secondary students were introduced to the study of astrobiology to demonstrate “how science is done outside of a classroom”, with results showing it helped to instil a more accurate view of the nature of science: one that included the use of creativity and imagination.
A new US study has found that praising a student for good behaviours rather than scolding them for disruptive behaviours can provide a major boost to their levels of focus and improve classroom behaviour.
Aboriginal staff working for the Department of Education in WA will have the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching, as part of a new $3 million pilot program with Curtin University.
Learning Enrichment Coordinator at Lumen Christi Catholic College in NSW, Helen Comerford, has been named as one of six finalists in Cambridge University Press’s 2020 search for the world’s most dedicated teacher.
With women making up less than 10 per cent of engineers in Australia, the Engineering for Australia Taskforce, created to tackle low numbers of women studying engineering, has launched a new report identifying a need to remove barriers and change the perception of engineering in society and schools to encourage greater female participation in the field.