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Children should be taught coping skills the same way they are taught to hold a pen or ride a bike, according to experts from Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education.


JUNE 25th, 2012 — As the nation's political leaders gathered in Canberra to discuss education reform and the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, University of Melbourne public policy researcher Bronwyn Hinz (@BronwynHinz) spoke to ABC News 24 about the liklihood of consensus.

A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.

An 87 year-old former University of Melbourne education student has collected an award for academic excellence – 64 years after graduating.

Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Professor Field Rickards, speaks with ABC News 24's Jane Hutcheon about the Grattan Institute report on East Asian schooling and the importance of teacher education.

Since the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme was introduced, urban trees have become valuable for their major role in reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, now a new course will train experts in managing urban forests facing environmental stresses, pests and diseases.

Australia needs to change its priorities to improve student learning outcomes, according to leading education researcher Professor John Hattie.

Dookie College, Australia’s premier agricultural college will celebrate 125 years of education and research this weekend with two days of alumni reunion activities.

Bonus pay for high performing teachers will fail if implemented in isolation, leading educator Professor Stephen Dinham OAM from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education has warned.

School expenditures have increased by 17 per cent from 2001 to 2009, while student performance has declined by 2.5 per cent - equivalent to about one third of a year of schooling – according to a report in September’s Australian Economic Review.

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