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Inspire Thinking
Department of Educational Studies Newsletter  |  July Issue
 
Welcome from Professor Mary Ryan, Head of Department

Welcome to the first edition of Inspire Thinking. This newsletter will give you information and tools that you can use in a practical way to help you as an educator. 'How to nurture a long career in teaching: The 5 R's' is our underpinning ethos and our main feature in this edition. This story also appeared in a recent edition of the Education Review. We have some great advice on identifying and managing anxiety in your students and why information is not knowledge itself. Also check out our upcoming events and exciting new research. We hope this inspires your thinking.

Mary

 
 
How to nurture a long career in teaching: The 5 R's 
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In recent years, teaching has evolved into an even more complex pursuit, with teachers constantly facing competing demands. To teach successfully in today’s environment, there are several important attributes every teacher should develop.

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Why information is not knowledge in itself

As teachers, the most powerful and valued attribute to develop in students is the ability to think. Digital learning expert Professor Garry Falloon shares his insights.

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Identifying and managing anxiety in your students

Last year, a survey into the mental health and wellbeing of Australian adolescents found anxiety to be one of the most prevalent forms of mental health problems.

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Shaping the future of educational studies

Autism, digital learning innovations and learning and development: Meet the new Macquarie experts shaping educational studies.

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Download your free ListenApp for schools 

Noisy classrooms have been proven to inhibit the learning capacity of children, which in turn can lead to less than ideal classroom behaviour.

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Notices
Research participants wanted

Do you have a moody teenager? We want to hear from you!

If you are the parent of a teenager (13–17 years), complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey and go into the draw to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards.

Participate now


Children's interactive screen use and thinking skills

Help us investigate how playing apps with different types of content affects young children's thinking skills. Parents will receive a payment of $20 for their participation in this research.

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Investigating culture and anxiety

Are there cross-cultural differences in how anxiety influences parents and their children? Help shape our research.

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Events
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Social anxiety in youth information evening 

26th July 2017

The Centre for Emotional Health, in partnership with the Rotary Club of North Ryde, invites you to attend a free community information evening on dealing with social anxiety in youth.

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Working memory and reading difficulties

9th August 2017

In this two-hour seminar, Dr Erin Banales will discuss the methods of intervention for children with dyslexia, including the role of verbal working memory training in treating reading difficulties.

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How to make evidence-based decisions about treatments for poor readers

9th August 2017

This workshop will equip people with the knowledge and practical skills needed to make evidence-based decisions about reading interventions.

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