Giving teachers tools to support students with learning difficulties

A new Turnbull Government-backed initiative will ensure educators around Australia have access to the latest teaching strategies and practical advice on how to support students with learning difficulties. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s $341,000 funding to DSF Literacy and Clinical Services in Western Australia would ensure the organisation’s new…

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Improving digital literacy in schools

Schools across the country can now apply for grants from the Turnbull Government to deliver digital literacy programs to students in engaging and innovative ways. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 2016 Digital Literacy School Grants program supports projects that demonstrate new methods for enhancing digital literacy in schools. “Schools need to…

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Academics lauded for innovative teaching

Enhancing students’ scientific inquiry and encouraging innovation in the teaching of bioethics are just some examples of leading edge university teaching recognised at ceremonies across the country over the coming month. A total of 109 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to university academics as part of the Government’s prestigious 2016…

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New research centres to help secure Australia’s future

The Turnbull Government today announced it will deliver $283.5 million to set up nine new leading research centres focused on boosting productivity and economic growth, helping Australians adapt to the changing environment and lifting health outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the ARC Centres of Excellence were some of the most prestigious…

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QS World University Rankings

After the strong results in the recent Academic Rankings of World Universities I offer my congratulations to Australia’s universities which have once again shone on the world stage in the QS World University Rankings, particularly with their consistently-improving research performance rankings.   While there have been some mixed results, they highlight the competitiveness of international…

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AEU’s own goal with school funding calculations

For many decades the Federal Government has been the primary government funder of non-government schools in Australia, while states and territories fund 85 per cent of government schools. This is a long established fact and for the Australian Education Union to express surprise or alarm at this ongoing trend is disingenuous at best.   The…

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