400 000 university students to have their say

400 000 university students to have their say

Monday, 23 Jul 2012

Around 400 000 students from 40 universities are set to have their say on core aspects of their university experience, in what will potentially be Australia’s largest ever survey of higher education which opens this week.

The University Experience Survey (UES) is being conducted to help universities and government learn more about students’ experiences at university, and how they can improve teaching and learning.

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Focus on university teaching to maintain student learning standards

Focus on university teaching to maintain student learning standards

Friday, 20 Jul 2012

University academics need to be prepared for teaching if universities are to maintain high standards during the expansion and diversification of the higher education sector, according to a new book to be launched by ACER.

'University Teaching in Focus: A learning-centred approach', co-edited by the University of Western Australia’s Professor Lynne Hunt and Professor Denise Chalmers, will be launched at the conference of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) in Thailand next week.

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Re-modelling special education

Re-modelling special education

Thursday, 19 Jul 2012

A Melbourne school is a pioneer and international leader in the field of special needs education, according to a new book being launched this afternoon by Victoria’s Minister for Education, the Hon Martin Dixon.

Published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), 'An Extraordinary School: Re-modelling special education' tells the story of Port Phillip Specialist School, an innovative school catering for children aged two to eighteen years with a wide range of severe disabilities.

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Over $3-million available for school-community partnerships

Over $3-million available for school-community partnerships

Thursday, 7 Jun 2012

NAB Schools First is encouraging schools to apply for a share of over $3-million in awards funding available to outstanding school-community partnerships throughout Australia, by applying online at schoolsfirst.edu.au before applications close on Friday June 29.

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Only 25% of students regularly walk to school

Only 25% of students regularly walk to school

Thursday, 17 May 2012

As children around Australia gear up for National Walk Safely to School Day tomorrow, research released today by ACER shows that while boys have slightly greater awareness of road safety rules, girls are more likely to obey them.

The research, by ACER Research Fellow Ms Catherine Underwood, examined whether walking to school has an effect on children’s physical activity and ability to move through their neighbourhood without adult supervision, also known as independent mobility.

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