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Science and Maths: Managing Teaching for Diversity

Posted by maparry on November 26th, 2010

Curriculum change and renewal is a hot topic in many Australian universities…

Neuroplasticity and addressing learning disabilities

Posted by malakandadai on November 9th, 2010

Usually when a child or young adult is diagnosed with a learning disability they are compensated for their handicap. Compensation solutions include extra time on tests or access to skilled writers for dyslexics.
Advances in teaching slow readers/learners  to read, focus and retain information  by the Scientific Learning Corporation have proved that perhaps compensation may not [...]

Male decline or gender bias?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 11th, 2009

Check out the University World News special report on women in higher education, which offers some interesting facts and figures:

Women outnumber men in worldwide university enrolments and graduation rates, according to Unesco’s 2009 Global Education Digest
in Australia, women comprise nearly 58% of the total student body, with a marked “male decline”
Engineering and IT are the [...]

CFP: Enabling Education (Nov 09, Queensland)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 2nd, 2009

The 3rd National Conference for Enabling Education (Enabling Pathways) will be held at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Toowoomba, 25 – 27 November 2009.
The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers, equity practitioners, administrators and researchers to share knowledge and raise awareness of the importance of pursuing social inclusion in these areas.  Simply themed [...]