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Matraville Sports High School

​​UNSW has joined forces with Matraville Sports High School in a unique partnership that creates Australia’s first high school-based university presence aimed at tackling academic and social disadvantage.

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UNSW has reinforced its reputation as one of the fastest movers in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, jumping 27 places to be 82 in the world.

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There’s no use pretending the teacher doesn’t have more knowledge than everyone else in the room; it is the way it should be, writes Greg Ashman.

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UNSW academics don’t just do outstanding research, they also excel at passing on their knowledge to students.

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Increasingly, our research is demonstrating the substantial role that teacher-student relationships play in motivation and engagement, writes Andrew Martin.

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Video games offer new ways to engage and connect with students, writes Michael Kasumovic.

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Mass sackings of ESL consultants and refugee support officers will mean from next year NSW public schools will struggle to help non-English speaking students and foster multiculturalism, writes Michael Michell. 

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MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The future of education will be digital, on-demand and mobile, and online mathematics resources could complement classroom teaching and inspire more high school students, writes Dr Chris Tisdell.

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