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2016 Learning and Teaching Conference wrap

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From November 16-18, the third annual National Learning and Teaching Conference took place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Educators from across the country gathered to hear national and international expert keynotes and presenter speak to this year's conference theme "Educating the Whole Child." Join us as we summarise the highlights from this year's event.
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Global Pearson resources receive technology awards

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Pearson is pleased and proud to have three resources recognised in a long-running awards program for education technology products. MyEconLab, Q-Interactive and WriteToLearn were among 124 education technology products named as winners in the 34th Annual Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine.
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Meet Dr. Grant Kleeman

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Get insight into the development of Pearson’s leading series by getting to know the authors. Dr Grant Kleeman recently completed work on Pearson’s new resource developed specifically for the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW Geography syllabus, Pearson Geography New South Wales.
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Artificial Intelligence: future of education?

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Managing Director of Pearson Australia, David Barnett believes that exploring the huge potential benefits of digital technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can put educators in the driving seat, towards the future of education. In his keynote speech during the 2016 EduTECH Leader’s Congress, he discussed the potential benefits of AI in taking education to the next level. With nearly three decades of experience in education, he explained how he has witnessed many institutions and educators struggle to keep up with the rate of digital technology, and what this means for education.
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Embracing an Uncertain Future

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In this excerpt from the vision paper Amplifying Innovation, Creativity and Intelligence with Technology, CLWB founder Mike Lloyd outlines the immense changes the digital revolution is bringing to our world, the challenges this presents to young people planning their future, and the importance of change in the education system to meet these challenges.
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Jared Cooney-Horvath, Educational Neuroscientist

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Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience with a focus on translating neuroscientific principles to enhance teaching and learning practices within the classroom. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California and the University of Melbourne and has taught at schools around the United States and Australia. Currently, Jared is undertaking research in collaboration with the Science of Learning Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and serves as co-president of The Education Neuroscience Initiative and The Science of Learning Group.
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Science of Learning Showcase

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The Science of Learning is about the merging of three disciplines: psychology, neuroscience and pedagogy. The Science of Learning Linkedin Group is a professional learning network for educators, researchers, and psychologists, with an interest in learning, and the science relating to learning. The group’s foundation members were delegates of the 2015 MindBrain Conference, who wanted to continue to discuss the application of science in the field of education. Members regularly share insights that join the science of psychology with the practicalities of teaching, and like-minded professionals are invited to visit www.linkedin.com/groups/6964496 and request to join.
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Australians on Education

Earlier this year, Pearson asked more than a thousand Australian educators, administrators, learners and parents about their views on topics affecting the field of education. Similar research has been conducted around the world, including in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, India and South Africa. The responses provide a snapshot of Australian attitudes to education - but there is so much more to be learned. Here are some of the most striking results from this research.
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The Power Behind Reading Levels

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Guest author Cheryl Lacey is a learning and development consultant. Her diverse and unique professional portfolio includes teaching in primary, secondary, early childhood and tertiary settings as well as positions with corporate, not for profit and the small business sector. Cheryl works with schools and businesses in Australia and internationally, specialising in literacy, pedagogy, strategic planning and professional learning diagnostics.
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Meet the author: getting personal about the business of marketing

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Get insight into the development of Pearson’s leading series by getting to know the authors. In this interview, we get to know marketing expert Heather Crawford, co-author of International Marketing: An Asia-Pacific Perspective, which has just been updated with a 7th edition.
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Pearson Australia receive another three awards at EPAA 2016

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The Educational Publishing Awards Australia celebrated 23 years of excellence in educational publishing in Australia at a gala event in Melbourne on Thursday 6 October. From a shortlist of four series, Pearson were delighted to bring home three awards and two commendations from series in our Primary, Secondary and Higher Education areas.
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Exercise your brain

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You may assume that numeracy and literacy exercises are the best way to get your brain working to its full potential, however it has been proven that physical exercises can be just as beneficial to get those cogs turning.
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Revolution School

Everyone is talking about Revolution School - the four part documentary series from ABC following one school's efforts to improve student outcomes. The film crew spent an entire school year following the students and teachers at Kambyra College as they shared their experiences using evidence-based strategies to "to increase its median VCE study score, improve NAPLAN data, and reduce expulsions and absenteeism."
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Australian Science Teachers Association reviews Discovering Science

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The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is a federation of eight associations from different states and territories across Australia. Pearson were pleased to offer ASTA a review copy of our Primary resource for the National Curriculum: Science.
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