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Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick in ‘Expert uses gaming technology to boost students’ mental health’ (subscription required), Education HQ, 13 November 2019.

Professor Andrew Norton in ‘Andrew Norton to develop ANU higher education research program’, The Australian, 13 November 2019.

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco in ‘Aussie students don’t want to study Mandarin’, Financial Review, 18 November 2019.

Dr Jane Orton in ‘Canberra, Beijing hurt by lack of Australian Mandarin speakers’, Financial Review, 18 November 2019.

Associate Professor Peggy Kern interviewed on ABC’s Radio National. She discusses the importance of ‘meaningful work’ and says that it comes from fulfilment, a sense of identity, and a sense of purpose. She believes different people in the same job can find different things meaningful. She adds institutional pressures that take the joy out of a job is another factor, she notes there’s been a shift for more industrial jobs, but jobs now are more technological and cognitive. She believes work has now become more integrated with a person’s life and identity and notes some research suggests the search for meaning doesn’t matter if someone is just trying to get food on the table. She believes everyone should have the ability for a meaningful job. She says people should get to know their values and interests to bring more meaning to their working life. Broadcast on 19 November.

Associate Professor Larissa McLean-Davies in

Dr Yvette Slaughter in:

  • ‘Push to get more Victorian students to study a language at VCE level’, The Age, 20 November 2019.
  • Interviewed on 3AW Dr Slaughter talks about how VCE students have been recognised as native speakers of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian. She says its recognises that parents pass their language on to their children or they attend Saturday schools and that there is a difference between native speakers and those who studied. Broadcast on 21 November 2019.

Associate Professor Aaron Jarden interviewed on ABC Radio Hobart, talking about research on if setting up your Christmas tree makes you happier. Associate Professor Jarden explains it all boils down to the individual person and discusses tips on how individuals set themselves up ahead of the Christmas season. Associate Professor Jarden also talks about a research study which has found employees would rather be appreciated than having a pay rise, which is deemed three times more empowering for individuals involved. He stresses the importance of saying ‘thank you’ to people’s loved ones. Broadcast on 26 November 2019.

Sector News

Reading progress is falling between year 5 and 7, especially for advantaged students: 5 charts, The Conversation, 11 November 2019.

Podcast Special: Achieving authentic learning experiences in Science, Teacher Magazine, 14 November 2019.

Teachers revitalising Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay languages across NSW, National Indigenous Times, 22 November 2019.

Private schools to train their own teachers with new classroom cadetships, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 2019.

NSW Government to introduce new star rating system for childcare centres, ABC News, 23 November 2019.

Teens with at least one close friend can better cope with stress than those without, The Conversation, 25 November 2019.