21 avril 2019

Recreating medieval towns – an example of why Minecraft is a great learning tool

The ConversationAfter buying Minecraft in 2014, Microsoft also recently acquired MinecraftEDU, a modified version of Minecraft developed by Teacher Gaming to help teachers use it more easily in the classroom. More...

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Race, gender and the stereotyping of young people’s role models

The ConversationThere are lots of concerns these days about the kind of role models that young people look up to. More...

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We must celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schools

The ConversationMoralising commentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are dangerously out of touch with the science of sex, the social research about gender and the realities of the ways that young people already understand their own sexual and gender identities. More...

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A prison education saved me from a lifetime behind bars

The ConversationEducation played a massive part in my life both in and after prison, which is why I was pleased to hear it will be one of the key improvements in the prime minister’s prison reform agenda. More...

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Asian cities tussle for top spot in new education ranking as London left behind

The ConversationSingapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai have come top of a new ranking of how teenagers in cities and states around the world perform on global maths, reading and science tests. More...

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Refugee-run school in Indonesia a model for governments to emulate

The ConversationA school set up by asylum seekers and refugees in the West Java town Cisarua, Indonesia, is an initiative that Australian and Indonesian governments should model and support. More...

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Discovery, settlement or invasion? The power of language in Australia’s historical narrative

The ConversationThe University of New South Wales recently found itself in a firestorm for reportedly encouraging students to use the terms “invasion”, “occupation” or “colonisation” when discussing Captain Cook, who had hitherto often been described as “discovering” Australia in the 18th century, as part of the history of British “settlement”. More...

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Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

The ConversationAs anyone who has visited the London Science Museum’s current exhibition will know, Leonardo da Vinci is famed as an artist, mathematician, inventor, writer … the list goes on. He was a figure who did not see disciplines as a chequerboard of independent black and white tiles, but a vibrant palette of colour ready to be combined harmoniously and gracefully. More...

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Playing a science-based video game? It might be all wrong

The ConversationYou look down from the sky, manipulating the world and seeing how it responds to your changes. You are able to alter vegetation and climate while watching their effects on the surrounding organisms. More...

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Want to do your PhD in Africa? Here’s what you need to know

The ConversationA Doctor of Philosophy, which most people know as a PhD, is the highest academic accolade. It demands a substantial investment of time, equipment, meticulous supervision and conscientiousness. More...

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