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Literacy in remote Indigenous Australia

The literacy debate rarely addresses the critical social and historical factors that also account for why literacy levels among remote Indigenous youth are lower than their mainstream counterparts. The focus on schooling obscures the less obvious fact that we must also be cognisant of the...
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A national strategy for mathematical sciences in Australia

This report addresses the shortage of mathematics graduates and teachers in Australia, as well as a perceived decline in the quality of mathematics education. The report calls for a national strategy to combat these issues and their ramifications for young mathematics students. It suggests that...
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Innovation in teaching and learning in vocational education and training: International perspectives

This publication finds that technologies can be used to support networks of practitioners and resource banks to foster better professional practice and help practitioners exchange ideas and resources. In addition, it is important for practitioners to be able to step back from their 'daily grind'...
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Social inclusion and early childhood development

One of the most decisive findings of behavioural and social research has been the economic and social benefits of early education. The scale of those benefits will be outlined after examining the factors that enhance, or impede, a good beginning to children's education. The common...
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Peer review of teaching in Australian higher education

This project aimed to encourage and support greater participation in peer review of teaching through the creation of resources to assist institutions to effectively implement policies and programs of peer review of teaching. Peer review of teaching has the potential to advance the quality of...
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New media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning

How might we merge a culture of inquiry into teaching and learning with a culture of experimentation around new media technologies? This issue of Academic Commons looks at the possibilities for building knowledge around teaching and learning in a rapidly changing technological landscape. It takes...
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Graduate employability skills

This report examines how universities currently develop and teach undergraduate students employability skills, and how graduate employability skills might be assessed and reported on in the future. The report presents recommendations based on an integrated approach that emphasises improved processes for identifying, developing, assessing and...
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Aligning curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for building creative capacity in undergraduate students

Teaching-for-creativity is rarely an explicit objective of the learning and assessment process. In Europe, collaborative research projects have been recently set up to address this lack of acknowledgment or explicitness. Australian universities lag behind in this respect. However, Australian HEIs are now showing increasing commitment...
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On the right track

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council provides funding for students undertaking Masters degrees and doctoral research in the arts and humanities. Approximately 40 per cent of their funding is spent in support of postgraduate research and training. In 2005/06 this amounted to just over...
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Teaching for creativity: Towards sustainable and replicable pedagogical practice

This article explores the pedagogical significance of recent shifts in scholarly attention away from first generation and towards second generation understandings of creativity. First generation or big 'C' creativity locates the creative enterprise as a complex set of behaviours and ideas exhibited by an individual...