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Reading has great benefits for children, but with the rise of educational games, apps and YouTube, fewer kids are reading in their spare time. Education writer Marianne Stenger suggests how you can encourage children to read more. A recent survey from the National Literacy Trust found that secondary school students, and boys in particular, are […]

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By Georgina Barton Reflecting back on my teacher training in English there was limited information presented on how to interpret modes other than language, such as image and sound. I do recall one course or subject on media literacy where we would discuss fervently a range of advertising materials – our lecturer always saying that ‘sex’ […]

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By Jenni Connor Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) was distributed to early childhood education and care services in 2009. The EYLF is Australia’s first national curriculum statement for educators working with children from birth to age five. On December 8, 2010, the Australian Curriculum for Schools Phase 1 was […]

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BY PHIL PAGE I had never read Janette Turner Hospital before. In fact, I’d only vaguely heard of her. I might never have discovered her had her Collected Stories not been selected for the new website for lovers of literature, Reading Australia, and then brought back into print. And thank goodness for that! Reading her […]

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