Australian Curriculum teaching and learning - Education Matters Magazine
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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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Exploring Australia’s democratic freedoms

Offering engaging, interactive lessons for secondary students across Australia, a new online educational resource allows teachers to explore the nation’s democratic freedoms with their classes.

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Curriculum-based active education program

Mega Adventure Aerial Park in South Australia has launched an outdoor educational program that aims to highlight the mental and physical benefits of being outside to students.

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STEM curriculum: Encouraging engagement

Amid growing concern over the past decade about the levels of engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects by Australian students, Deakin University’s Russell Tytler explores gaps in the STEM curriculum.

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