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Science ed – surviving the zombie apocalypse

How can educators help to enhance students’ scientific literacy? A museum-based creative science education program may offer some answers.

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Daraprim students – a lesson in perseverance

The achievements of Sydney high school students who replicated the active ingredient in price-hike drug Daraprim is a tale of resilience and perseverance.

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Discovering contemporary maths and science

Linking pre-service and classroom practitioners with experts in the real world has led to the development of resources to support maths and science teachers in Australian schools.

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Infant simulators and teenage pregnancy

While the infant simulator-based Virtual Infant Parenting (VIP) programme is aimed at helping to reduce teenage pregnancy, research published in The Lancet has found it is having the opposite effect. Teacher chats to the study’s lead author Dr Sally Brinkman.

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Investigating teacher wellbeing

In part two of our Q&A with educator Renata Grudic, we find out about the tools and strategies being used to help teachers at Sydney’s Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) build their resilience and wellbeing.

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Tech reform has good ideas, poorly executed

Andreas Schleicher says the road to education technology reform is littered with good ideas that are poorly executed, and explains why educators need to be involved in innovation.

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Promoting growth mindset and effort in maths

Associate Professor Jane Mitchell, Associate Professor Sara Murray and Jeffrey Larsen share a feedback strategy to encourage students to make a consistent effort in mathematics class, and to help them see a connection between their effort and achievement.

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Putting mindset theory into practice

How a collaborative action research project between educators and academics is promoting a growth mindset in students and impacting on learning outcomes.

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Supporting low SES schools with STEM

‘We're mainly using LEGO kits at the moment because we find that a lot of schools are familiar with them.’ How a university partnership program is supporting STEM learning.

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Developing digital technology skills

How one primary school is using a humanoid robot in the classroom to develop digital technology skills, including evaluating and problem solving.

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