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Work, the future, and why lifelong learning matters

The most important skill in an uncertain future is 'learning to learn,' writes Aine Maher.

/ 6 December 2019
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My tiny humans: Christmas edition

During the festive season, Natalie Moutafis is following the advice of Dr Seuss - making sure her children know that Christmas doesn't come from...

/ 6 December 2019
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VCE: The bigger picture and keeping things in perspective

During VCE exams, it's important to remember that students are not just reduced to a neat little number, writes Simone Boland, Head of VCE...

/ 14 November 2019
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A fair go for students with a disability

A new system to support students with disability is a step forward, but needs fine tuning, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools...

/ 8 November 2019
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My tiny humans: I did it!

Natalie Moutafis is discovering how the Feuerstein approach to learning is helping her children discover their sense of self.

/ 8 November 2019
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Worried about young people and technology? Try talking to them

There's growing unease about the technology use of young people. As a starting point, we should ask them what they think, writes Aine Maher.

/ 25 October 2019
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Andrew Fuller: How to Survive and Thrive in Tests and Exams

Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller provides strategies for students to cope with anxiety and perform at their best, in this repost of one of...

/ 6 October 2019
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What Subjects to Choose in Years 11 and 12? Here’s the Advice of Australia’s Chief Scientist

A Year 10 student was worried about what subjects to choose for her final two years of school, so she asked Australia's Chief Scientist...

/ 6 September 2019
A Guide to Making the Most of Uni Open Days

How to Get the Most Out of Uni Open Days

The university Open Day season is about to begin. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to...