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 Protecting your kids from failure isn’t helpful. Here’s how to build their resilience

Protecting your kids from failure isn’t helpful. Here’s how to build their resilience

ECU Education Lecturer Mandie Sheen writes on why children and adolescents in Australia appear less able to cope than ever before.

Many kids begin high school “functionally illiterate”

Many kids begin high school “functionally illiterate”

Lorraine Hammond, Senior Lecturer at the School of Education talks to Perth Now about how hundreds of WA children are still “functionally illiterate” when they start high school.

Perth school John Butler Primary College calls a halt to chasey

Perth school John Butler Primary College calls a halt to chasey

Edith Cowan University education lecturer and former school psychologist Mandie Shean speaks about he Perth school under fire from banning its students from playing chasey.

WAITTA Incite award winners Vaskar Kadel, Soumya Ranjith, Indu Goyal, Jaspreet Kaur, Khushi Bhatt, Geeth Nammunni Arachchige and Steve Arbuckle (Kinectic IT)

ECU doubles up in WA technology awards

Projects that will improve WA school kids’ skills in fractions and their knowledge of cyber security have won ECU two prestigious technology excellence awards.

Perth high school students crave firm teachers, survey says

Perth high school students crave firm teachers, survey says

Rather than running amok without boundaries, more than 80 per cent of high school students surveyed by Edith Cowan University School of Education lecturer Helen Egeberg said they wanted teachers who ensured behaviour in their classrooms remained under control.

Latest university news

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school - but face unique challenges

Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according to new ECU research.

World-first blood test to detect deadly melanoma in early stage patients

A blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages has been developed by ECU's Melanoma Research Group.

Men still second-class citizens in birthing suite

Despite Australian men playing a more active role in their child’s birth than previous generations, an anonymous survey of midwifery students from Edith Cowan University (ECU) reveals they are still often treated as second-class citizens.

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Are you starting your studies with us mid-year? Don't miss your O'Day and other important Orientation events :) p.s. HOT TIP: make sure you like our…

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Are you starting your studies with us mid-year? Don't miss your O'Day and other important Orientation events :) p.s. HOT TIP: make sure you like our…

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

World-first: Our Melanoma Research Group (MRG) researchers have developed the world's first blood test capable of detecting #melanoma in its early…

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