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MEMORY AND LEARNING

Context helps memory
The Conversation (opinion by Adam Osth), 25 Oct 2019
Brain (Image: clipartmag.com)Reliving the context in which something had been learned helps you remember more about it, an academic writes.
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WEATHER ALERT
Damaging winds today
BoM website, 25 Oct 2019
WindWinds gusting to in excess of 100 km/h in most parts of Tasmania are forecast for today (Friday)...
Bullet Hobart Show closed till 3.00pm (Fri) due to strong winds, ABC News, 25 Oct 2019
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WORLD NEWS

BREXIT deal stymied
ABC News, 20 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)The British parliament has not accepted PM Boris Johnson's negotiated BREXIT deal, instead triggering confusion by asking the EU for an extension while the PM advises the EU he disagrees with an extension being granted
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UPDATE: MPs have now accepted the deal but rejected the legislation timeline, ABC News, 23 Oct 2019

 

STUDENT SUPPORT

Adjusting for disability
ABC News, 18 Oct 2019
DisabilitiesA new nation-leading needs-based disability funding model to commence in Tasmania in 2020 will benefit 2,000 students, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says
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Bullet Educational Adjustments Disability Funding, DoE website

 

WORLD NEWS

BREXIT deal agreed
ABC News, 17 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)Umpteenth time lucky? British PM Boris Johnson and the European Union have agreed on a new BREXIT deal. However, the deal has yet to pass the British and EU parliaments
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STUDENT LEARNING

Don't wax lyrical over study songs
The Conversation (opinion by Timothy Byron), 17 Oct 2019
Music listener (Image: clipartmag.com)Listening to music while studying is less likely to be a hindrance if it puts a student in a good mood, is neither too loud nor too fast, and contains few or no lyrics - so long as the student is not too introverted - a psychology lecturer suggests
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STUDENT WELLBEING

Wellbeing surveyed
Tas Govt media release, 16 Oct 2019
Stduents and teacher
A survey of over 28,000 students in Tasmanian government schools shows they have good relationships with their teachers, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says
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TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURE

palawa kani vocabulary widens
ABC News, 12 Oct 2019
Aboriginal flagAn expanded dictionary has been produced for the reconstructed Tasmanian Aboriginal language, palawa kani..

Bullet palawi kana information, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

 

 

MUSIC

Composing video game music
The Conversation (opinion by Dan Golding), 3 Oct 2019
Video game StarcraftThe composition of music for video games has come a long way, an academic writes..



GOVERNMENT VS PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Abolish private schools?
The Conversation (opinion by Paul Kidson), 2 Oct 2019
Private schoolThe British Labour Party wants private schools to be abolished for the 5 per cent of students who attend them but abolition is virtually out of the question in Australia where non-government schools are considerably more popular, an academic writes..

 

Intrerest ratesTHE ECONOMY

Interest rates cut by 0.25 per cent
ABC News, 1 Oct 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia has reduced the official interest rate by 0.25 per cent to a historic low of 0.75 per cent..

 

 

 

 

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