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Kids will need recess more than ever when returning to school post-coronavirus

Lauren McNamara, Ryerson University and Pasi Sahlberg, UNSW School leaders globally are tasked with the unenviable challenge of planning for school reopenings after COVID-19 pandemic shut downs. Having experienced their own isolation, anxiety, exhaustion and challenges of taking schools online, they are now challenged to redesign their schools to mitigate the effects of a pandemic. [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:22:45+10:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The young Australians hit hard during COVID-19

Dr Tania King, Marissa Shields, Professor Anne Kavanagh and Stefanie DimovAustralians in their teens and twenties might be at minimal risk from COVID-19 itself, but they are at risk of significant financial impacts as the true economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis becomes clear. Already experiencing high levels of unemployment and under-employment before the spread [...]

By |2020-06-18T17:36:07+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How do we teach students about their wellbeing online?

Professor Lea Waters COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to education globally. Data released by UNESCO on in late March, showed that 138 governments had ordered country-wide closures of their schools. A staggering 80 per cent, or more than 1.3 billion, of the world’s students are learning remotely. The move to remote learning Schools and larger [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:24:21+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Youth Booth: Putting young people’s experiences at the heart of research

Christine Grove, Lecturer, Education, Monash University Around the world, young people are actively contributing to change. They’re breaking down barriers. They’re developing policy. And they’re creating action. In Asia, they’ve been key contributors in government responses to the HIV epidemic. In sub-Saharan Africa, they’ve been drivers to establish and enact sustainable development goals. In the [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:24:59+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?

Associate Professor Eva Alisic and Dr Mira Vasileva Young children are known for their ability to bounce back from illness and minor setbacks as they explore their world. Many adults assume that larger negative experiences – like serious accidents and natural disasters – don’t affect pre-schooler kids in the long run, as they may not [...]

By |2020-06-18T17:36:12+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to help young children regulate their emotions and behaviours during the pandemic

Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, University of Wollongong and Steven Howard, University of Wollongong With governments around the world asking their citizens to avoid places, activities and gatherings to save lives, this just might be the largest ever international effort to self-regulate our actions against competing desires and impulses. To achieve this, we must overcome our desire to [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:28:56+10:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Wladislaw Rivkin, Aston University As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine might be (such as enjoying a morning gin and not changing out of my pyjamas). But as many people now realise, the reality is quite different. Working [...]

By |2020-05-11T13:28:34+10:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|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

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

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