30 mars 2016

Universities should require science, engineering and commerce students to know their maths

The ConversationBy  and . In 2013, a meeting of academics specialising in teaching first year undergraduate mathematics (known as the FYiMaths network) identified that the broad removal of mathematics prerequisites for many undergraduate degrees had created the biggest challenge they faced in teaching. More...

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Three ways to increase the number of Indigenous academics in Australian universities

The ConversationBy  and . Too few Indigenous Australians are making it as academics in our universities. This has a significant impact on Indigenous development.
While the number of research students from Indigenous backgrounds has increased slightly over the years, from 0.84% in 2005 to 1.11% in 2014, PhD completion rates for Indigenous students has barely changed: in 2014, 0.55% completed their PhD, compared with 0.53% in 2005. More...

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Which students are most likely to drop out of university?

The ConversationBy . Almost since taking office, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has reiterated the Coalition’s commitment to allowing universities to recruit as many students as they wish. It is what the higher education sector has called “the demand driven system”. More...

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What’s the best, most effective way to take notes?

The ConversationBy . The most effective note-taking skills involve active rather than passive learning. Active learning places the responsibility for learning on the learner. Research has found that, for learning to be effective, students need to be doing things with the material they are engaging with (reading, writing, discussing, solving problems). More...

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Australian teachers get fewer training days than in other countries and turn to online courses for support

The ConversationBy . Teaching can be a stressful job, and teachers in Australia are under a great deal of pressure. Teachers are considered to be one of the greatest influences on student achievement, yet the academic outcomes of young Australians continue to slide. More...

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Barney Glover: The time has come for a national agreement on the future of higher education

The ConversationBy . The news ignited the public imagination. A brief but startling audio grab of black holes colliding went viral. Millions of us tried to fathom just what it all meant. We could see the universe but now, we were told, we could hear it. More...

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In the ATAR battle, one thing is clear: teaching needs to attract better recruits

The ConversationBy . In recent debates about Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores we have lost sight of what matters most: the recruitment of high-quality candidates to ensure a strong teaching profession. More...

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Why is it so hard to recruit good maths and science teachers?

The ConversationBy . There are well-recognised problems with student participation and achievement in maths and science. Widespread shortages of suitable secondary maths and science teachers and low levels of students studying these subjects at secondary and tertiary levels are not just problems faced by Australia, but have become international issues. More...

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Grenelle de l'apprentissage : la Région s'engage

Orientation Pays de la LoirePorté par la Région, le Grenelle régional de l’apprentissage a rassemblé 1 000 participants du monde des entreprises, de l’éducation et de l’insertion. Une journée de débats avant des propositions à venir. Voir l'article...

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Grenelle de l'apprentissage : les chiffres en images

Orientation Pays de la LoireCombien d’entreprises embauchent des apprentis ? Dans quelles filières ? Quel est le nombre d’apprentis dans la région ? Quels niveaux ont-ils ? Combien de CFA ? Quelles formations et où ? 3 minutes en vidéo pour comprendre l’apprentissage dans les Pays de la Loire et les enjeux à venir. Voir l'article...

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