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Astrobiology helps students understand the nature of science

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.

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Coronavirus: Advice issued for schools and students

As the new school year begins, the NSW Government is taking precautionary measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, urging students who have visited China in the last two weeks not to attend school or childcare services until 14 days after their departure from the country.

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NSW teacher named among ‘world’s most dedicated’

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.

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Encouraging greater female participation in engineering

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.

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