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Inclusive education during COVID-19: Lessons from teachers around the world

Umesh Sharma & Fiona May COVID-19 has disrupted education systems on a global scale, creating unexpected challenges. Approximately 1.6 billion children around the world have been unable to attend school due to COVID-19 lockdowns, with schools required to make rapid adjustments in the move to online teaching and learning. The pandemic has increased the educational divide [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:15:10+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Am I coping well during the pandemic?

Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges. Many of us have lost work, gained carer responsibilities and grappled with social isolation. Experts have warned of a looming wave of mental illness as a result. Research suggests they’re largely correct. Surveys in Australia, the UK and the USA point to rates of [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:15:35+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19: How to maintain those good routines after lockdown

Breanna Wright & Fraser Tull Lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic uprooted a lot of our usual routines, and did it twice for those of us in Melbourne. But the ‘great disruption’ has also given birth to new routines. While lockdown one may have been the time for baking bread, language apps, musical instruments and home [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:15:54+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Will COVID lockdowns hurt your child’s social development? 3 different theories suggest they’ll probably be OK

Laurien Beane, Australian Catholic University and Anthony Shearer, Australian Catholic University Social distancing during COVID-19 has seen a radical upheaval to the way we work and socialise. But what are the implications for young children? Many children have been uprooted from their places of education and care, and may struggle to understand why their routine [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:16:16+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Social and Emotional Learning|0 Comments

The relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women

Research report into the link between gambling and intimate partner violence Central Queensland University (CQU) have released a report about the link between gambling and intimate partner violence. This qualitative study investigated the relationship between gambling and violence by men against their female intimate partners. Please disseminate as widely as you can to raise awareness [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:16:45+11:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Gambling, Violence|0 Comments

A place to get away from it all: 5 ways school libraries support student well-being

Margaret Kristin Merga, Edith Cowan University Students in Australia and around the world have experienced significant challenges this year, including the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters. Globally, as many as one in five young people may experience mental-health problems. These can be exacerbated, or even brought on by, stressful life events including economic pressures related to the [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:17:02+11:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With over 300,000 young people left in limbo by COVID, we need a job cadet program

Peter Hurley, Victoria University; David G. Lloyd, University of South Australia and Peter Dawkins, Victoria University Australia should create a national job cadet program to help young people into work, according to a report released today by the Mitchell Institute. In the report, Averting an Escalating Labour Market Crisis for Young People in Australia: A Proposed [...]

By |2020-10-09T17:43:20+11:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year 12 exams in the time of COVID: 5 ways to support your child to stress less and do better

Erin Mackenzie, Western Sydney University; Penny Van Bergen, Macquarie University and Roberto H Parada, Western Sydney University Year 12 exams can be stressful at the best of times; this is particularly true for the Class of 2020. Here are five ways parents and carers of Year 12 students preparing for their final exams can support [...]

By |2020-10-09T17:25:32+11:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How COVID is widening the academic gender divide

Kirsty Duncanson, La Trobe University; Natasha Weir, La Trobe University; Pavithra Siriwardhane, RMIT University and Tehmina Khan, RMIT University From the first rumblings of its spread, COVID-19’s impact on women academics was immediate. In a sign of the gendered nature of the pandemic’s impacts, men’s research submissions to academic journals almost instantly increased by 50%, single-author [...]

By |2020-10-09T17:10:46+11:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-harm in immigration detention has risen sharply. Here are 6 ways to address this health crisis

Kyli Hedrick, and Rohan Borschmann, University of Melbourne Newly published data have revealed the number of self-harm incidents in Australia’s immigration detention centres spiked during the first seven months of this year. While rates of self-harm among detained asylum seekers were already known to be high - in fact, 200 times higher than in the general Australian community [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:01:50+11:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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