Govt to revamp year 12 certificate

The Federal Government is moving ahead with plans for an overhaul of the year 12 certificate.

Former education minister Brendan Nelson had been concerned by differing standards across the country in key subject areas such as English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. A report he commissioned into establishing a national certificate of education for year 12 students will be released today with the Government’s response

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Common errors in English

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Child Learning Style

What our children learn is important. However, a lot of people forget that HOW our children learn is as important as what they learn.

When teaching kids, it is important to know their learning style.

If we are able to identify this, the learning experience will be more positive. Kids will learn faster when taught the way they would understand the most.There are, basically, three ways children learn…

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Child Learning Style

What our children learn is important. However, a lot of people forget that HOW our children learn is as important as what they learn.

When teaching kids, it is important to know their learning style.

If we are able to identify this, the learning experience will be more positive. Kids will learn faster when taught the way they would understand the most.There are, basically, three ways children learn…

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Landmarks for schools

As popular as it has become in recent years, the Internet is still a vast wilderness. For this reason, it still takes the explorer in us to seek out those net-based gems that can bring life to our learning environments.

Most educators, however, have little time to go exploring on the Net, as much as they would like to.

To serve these professionals, David Warlick and The Landmark Project have utilized 20 years of experience inventing instructional applications of computer and communication technologies for teaching and learning.

Landmarks for Schools (LFS) serves as a hub for these and other resources available to teachers to help them prepare students for the 21st century.

Hasbro shelves plans for Pussycat Dolls

Hasbro Inc. shelved plans Wednesday to release a line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls, an all-female music group known for risque lyrics and skimpy outfits.

Hasbro, the nation’s second biggest toy maker, said it decided the dolls were “inappropriate” for the company to market and that the pop group catered to a more mature audience.

The move comes amid criticism from a national advocacy group, Dads & Daughters, that had campaigned against the doll line.

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