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Students are more reluctant to seek help from teachers than from friends or parents. from www.shutterstock.com In Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal […]

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We need to do more to ensure teaching is an attractive profession. from www.shutterstock.com In recent debates about Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores we have lost sight of what matters most: the recruitment of high-quality candidates to ensure a strong teaching profession. Teaching has a recruitment problem much more […]

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Dr Peter Gray Peter Gray A very good author on Self-Directed Learning is Peter Gray.  He’s a Psychology professor at Boston College and has been researching the topic of self-directed learning and forced schooling for decades.  He has compiled much evidence demonstrating the detrimental effects of compulsory schooling and the myriad […]