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What’s the meaning of life? These students have some answers

By John O'Rourke, Senior lecturer in the School of Education (published on The Conversation website).

Teacher librarian numbers are dwindling — should we be worried?

What does the future look like for nurses and teachers?

Listen to Professor Stephen Winn on ABC Focus as he discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the incredible - and vital - role of workers in the Nursing and Teaching sectors.

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7 tips to help kids feeling anxious about going back to school

By Dr Mandie Shean, Lecturer in the School of Education: As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning to school (The Conversation).

ECU launches video game to help adolescents understand bare supermarket shelves

This year has seen Australians confronted by bare supermarket shelves and major restrictions on their grocery purchases for the first time in their lifetimes, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World’s languages silenced by COVID-19 pandemic

Language has been a silent victim in the COVID-19 pandemic, and ECU language expert warns the damage may be irreparable.

Latest university news

$4.5 million for ECU’s Indigenous health resource

ECU’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has been awarded almost $4.5m by the Australian government, allowing it to continue to provide a vital service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector workforce.

Parents' smartphone use does not harm relationships with children

Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and often, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting.

Destination Australia Scholarships for new students at ECU South West

ECU South West is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus in semester two and new students can look forward to applying for one of 10 new scholarships worth $45,000 each as part of the Federal Government’s Destination Australia program.

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