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Although today's lecture theatres are more comfortable than those of the past, what goes on inside them has not changed for centuries. It takes the same amount of time to deliver a one-hour lecture as it did in the 19th century.
by Steven Schwartz - 22/01/2015 - 15 comments
'O' is a letter of the alphabet, and 'zero', or 'nought', is the numerical expression. How often do we hear people confuse these two?
by Ian Nance - 8/01/2015 - 10 comments
It is clear the 'Gonski' model was hastily implemented and should have undergone at least a year of trialling and testing.
by David Robertson - 15/12/2014 - 1 comment
My advice to Mr Pyne is find something else to do that is more productive, in terms of the public good, than meddling with universities.
by Don Aitkin - 12/12/2014 - 17 comments
Many professors on reputation alone are able to impose their own policy ideas upon society, without actually having the knowledge and experience to yield such influence in solving world problems.
by Murray Hunter - 12/12/2014 - 13 comments
Theological colleges teach a variety of courses on subjects like ancient Greek, ancient Hebrew, introduction to philosophy, ethics, Reformation history, overseas aid and development....
by Mike Bird - 11/12/2014 - 14 comments
The application of the parliamentary inquiry's recommendations, taken in conjunction with improved work and learning up to Year 10 exit, will make major improvements in maths and the numerical sciences.
by John Ridd - 27/11/2014 - 11 comments
There are over 290,000 children with a disability in schools in Australia, yet the number receiving any kind of funded support, no matter how small, is just 183,000.
by Correna Haythorpe - 27/11/2014 - 5 comments
The Prime Minister will need to distance himself from those in his own backyard who downplay the evidence regarding the importance of quality early learning and care for gender equality and improving outcomes for children.
Governments should ensure that a great education is available to every poor kid in Australia. But there is no need for governments to own a single school or employ a single teacher to achieve this.
by David Leyonhjelm - 4/11/2014 - 9 comments
For the last 30 years, all whole language literacy teaching agendas have ignored the obligation to consistently test or teach accurate spelling at all levels between and including our kindergartens and workplaces.
by Chris Nugent - 3/11/2014 - 6 comments
The perception of an oversupply of teachers in NSW depends on where, and over what time scale, you look.
by James Deehan - 27/10/2014

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