New Way for Teaching

Study links teacher development program to increase in student achievement. As schools continue to grapple with major upheaval, a new study reveals that teacher professional development initiative, Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR), dramatically accelerates student learning outcomes, potentially reversing disruption caused by COVID-19. QTR, developed at the University of Newcastle, increased

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A Degree in Quantum Engineering?

UNSW Sydney has introduced the world’s first undergraduate degree in quantum engineering. The Bachelor of Quantum Engineering (Honours) will train students in advanced electronics and telecommunication engineering, specialising in how to design and control complex quantum systems. University of NSW’s Professor Andrea Morello. The degree will cover nanoelectronics, microwave engineering

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US Fulbright Scholars in Newcastle

American Fulbright scholars in Newcastle The University of Newcastle welcomed two visiting American Fulbright Scholars to contribute research in water sustainability and eating behaviour. Pictured ~ Water resources engineer Dr Kelsey McDonough, and electrical engineer, Professor Edward Sazonov Water resources engineer, Dr Kelsey McDonough, and electrical engineer, Professor Edward Sazonov,

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TAFE Review Must Restore Funding and Courses

NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said the union would take the opportunity presented by the TAFE review to highlight the failed privatisation policies of successive state and federal governments. TAFE budgets have been slashed resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs and courses,” Mr. Gavrielatos said. The race

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Lack of Local Training and Skills Will Doom Australia

Homegrown solutions to technology skills shortage. Compounding the current critical shortage of high-tech qualified workers, Australian-based businesses and workers educated and trained in high-tech skills are heading overseas where they are better supported, the survey finds. The majority of Australians believe the continued and increasing need for high-technology skills in

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Censorship of Science Rampant

Is there suppression of ecological and conservation science? “Science suppression” is keeping the media, public and even policymakers in the dark on topics ranging from bushfires to species extinctions, according to scientists. The Ecological Society of Australia’s 2018-19 survey on academic freedom and research suppression reveals extensive and deeply concerning

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Eternal War on Mozzies

$50,000 funding awarded to promising projects biting the problem of mosquitoes. From eucalyptus oil diffusers, to aromatic plants seeds dispensed through a gumball machine, and a Mozzie Map to quantify human/mosquito interactions, the innovative ideas proposed in the University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge offer promising solutions to manage the global

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