24 août 2018

GCSEs are a waste of time – an education expert proposes an alternative

The ConversationGCSEs have been a national rite of passage for the last 30 years. The first students sat GCSEs in 1988 when GCSEs replaced O levels and CSEs as the single school leaving age qualification. More...

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How contracts drawn up as comic strips are being put to use in South Africa

The ConversationContracts are an important part of our lives. We need to sign them if we want to have a job, a place to live, medical services, insurance, a bank account, a loan, or to send our children to school. The list goes on. More...

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Why some veterans feel alienated on campus and how universities can help

The ConversationSome veterans say they find campus alienating, don’t feel they belong and fail to disclose their military status when they enrol, according to one of the first snapshots of Australian veterans’ experience of university. More...

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Why the NAPLAN results delay is a storm in a teacup

The ConversationNAPLAN has caused much controversy this year, as has become customary. With the test in its tenth year, the New South Wales government called for it to be scrapped and there were calls for a review after a report found no change in results in a decade. In June a review was finally ordered into the use of NAPLAN information. More...

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Digital homework tools should be more than just the textbook as an app

The ConversationWe’re particularly interested the role of technology in homework. Is homework – particularly in digitally aligned STEM areas such as mathematics – any different on a digital device? And, if not, should it be. More...

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The royal commission should result not only in new regulation, but new education

The ConversationThe Financial Services Royal Commission has not only shown that banks and their representatives have behaved appallingly, but that we need better-educated consumers. More...

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University staff and students are at high risk of ill health. Here’s how to make sure they can cope

The ConversationUniversity students are an at-risk population for many health issues. These include mental health, alcohol and substance use, sexual assault and harassment, poor diet and lack of exercise. More...

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GCSE results: why bright, poor students fail to achieve top grades

The ConversationThe fourth Thursday in August is a day that is anticipated with equal measures of hope and trepidation by hundreds of thousands of young people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More...

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After a slow start, South Africa can still speed ahead on SDGs. Here’s how

The ConversationThree years ago 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the world’s most ambitious set of development goals yet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover everything from eradicating poverty to protecting biodiversity, building resilient infrastructure and fostering responsive institutions. More...

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Stereotypes stalk black college athletes

The ConversationIf you go strictly by the official account, heatstroke was the cause of death for University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. More...

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