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STEM-savvy students

Dr Jane Hunter of the STEM Education Futures Research Centre discusses how an increased focus on STEM in the early years of schooling is preparing a generation of switched on students ready to tackle the STEM subjects in their secondary years. Read more

Phonics-first test not the answer

Acknowledging and respecting that children are capable and confident learners, Professor of English Curriculum and Literacies Education at Griffith University and experienced classroom teacher, Beryl Exley, says we don’t need a phonics-first and nationally mandated synthetic phonics check in the early years.

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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

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

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Language encounters

Senior lecturer in Education at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Don Carter, examines the role that children’s rhymes and poetry play in their language development. Read more

Promoting healthy relationships

A new teaching resource aims to educate young people about many of the topical issues they want addressed, but often feel too uncomfortable to ask.

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