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Coronavirus sparks new push for financial literacy education for Australian young people

Less than one in four young Australians have even a basic understanding of financial literacy, according to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. This lack of understanding is exacerbating the financial strain caused by COVID-19, given that many young Australians have both low and unstable levels of income. The situation [...]

Maths, reading and better nutrition: all the reasons to cook with your kids

If you’re schooling your children at home, chances are you’re very time poor. By teaching your children to cook, you could bundle up some learning while also getting dinner or lunch prepared. Teaching children to cook healthy food helps them gain knowledge and skills across a range of subjects simultaneously. The bonus is, you could [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:18:09+10:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Learning, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Parents, you don’t always need to entertain your kids – boredom is good for them

Most Australian children are stuck at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. They need to find ways to socialise, do their school work, exercise and entertain themselves. It’s not surprising parents may be hearing “I’m bored” a lot more than before. People hate being bored. So much so that in one study, one-quarter of [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:17:52+10:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Creativity, Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Coronavirus: Recognising disenfranchised grief amid COVID-19

Jane Fisher and Maggie Kirkman Many people are experiencing free-floating anxiety in response to the adaptive challenges and uncertainty associated with COVID-19. Anxiety can reduce capacity to concentrate, and to plan and organise activities. Helpful guidance has been provided by government and non-government agencies on the benefits of maintaining routines, social connections and exercise, and the [...]

By |2020-04-21T09:43:52+10:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fake news in the age of COVID-19

Dr Greg Nyilasy  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has come to dominate the media, both domestically and abroad. Alongside increased attention on the pandemic, has come the viral spread of COVID-19 fake news online. Many of these stories, as tantalising as they are, are patently false. In the case of COVID-19, the spread of fake [...]

By |2020-04-21T09:44:52+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Society & Culture|0 Comments

Helping Year 12 students stay on track

Usually, this week would have seen many students returning to school. But here in Victoria, they’re at home – after Premier Daniel Andrews announced that most students would be studying from home during their second term of the school year. For those students in their final year of high school who are already preparing for [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:58:37+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

So you’re going to school online – here are 6 ways to make the most of it

Claire Brown, Victoria University and Rannah Scamporlino, Victoria University Effective learning is a two-way process between the teacher and students, meaning both need to engage. If a student simply sits and listens to new information without engaging or applying it, it’s called passive learning. Active learning is where students engage with new learning making connections [...]

By |2020-04-24T11:09:56+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning|0 Comments

Students won’t get through all school content while learning at home: here are 3 things to prioritise

Alison Willis, University of the Sunshine Coast As children learn from home, parents are effectively running two schedules – work and school. Some children may not be able to get through all the work their school assigns in the time they have, which can leave parents feeling guilty. It’s important for parents to note they [...]

By |2020-04-24T11:10:48+10:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What my students taught me about reading: old books hold new insights for the digital generation

Every year about 150 students enrol in the introductory English literature course at the Australian National University, which I teach. The course includes works by Shakespeare, Austen, Woolf and Dickens. I know what these books did for me as a student 20 years ago, but times have changed. I am curious to discover what reading [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 tips to safeguard sleep in the anxious times of COVID-19

With the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the recommendations by experts is social distancing and self-isolation when you experience symptoms. With the increase in travel restrictions and staying home, this is a good time to catch up on all the sleep lost as a result of our busy lifestyles. We spend a third [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:36:19+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments