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Word Mania spelling competition returns

Australian students are invited to put their spelling skills to the test, as schools around the nation prepare to take part in Word Mania, a free online spelling competition with a prize-pool of over $350,000.

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Enhancing literacy

At Tyndale Christian School in Adelaide, LiteracyPlanet’s comprehensive e-learning program is helping to develop English literacy skills and improve student engagement. 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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NAPLAN, PISA results

Putting teaching before testing: teachers score NAPLAN

As students around the nation begin the 2019 school year, education expert at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Dr Don Carter, says focussing on learning outcomes and a coherent curriculum should be a priority for schools, rather than placing an excessive emphasis on NAPLAN preparation.

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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

Little girl reading

WA’s new literacy centre for excellence

Curtin University will host a new centre for excellence aimed at enhancing the literacy skills of primary school students and boosting literacy teaching in Western Australia.

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