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The top 10 instances when Japanese people feel thankful to be Japanese

Are there ever times when you feel really glad to have been born where you were? Maybe you’ve felt that way during a holiday, or while eating your …

Don't Just Follow Your Passion: A Talk for Generation Y: Eunice Hii at TEDxTerryTalks 2012

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

<b>20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning</b><p>Recently we took at look at the <b>phases of inquiry-based learning</b> through a framework, and even apps that …

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

<b>Genius Hour In The Classroom: 6 Principles Of Genius Hour</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Update: We did a t-shirt campaign of this graphic last year. It’s our old logo</i> …

4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | Silvia Tolisano

The Connected Educator Month is around the corner. Norway, Australia, New Zealand and the USA have organized hundreds of events for educators to …

What You Can Learn About Learning Through Video Game Play

I invited the cousins and nephews to get involved and we made our own clan. I got to thinking about all the mental energy that is placed into this …

"Click Nippon"Free Workshop will be held in Australia!

Dear teachers<p>Are you looking for new materials which depict young people's lifestyle and real voices from Japan?<br>Are you interested in an opportunity …

12 Good Tools for Gathering Real-time Feedback from Students

Chatrooms and polling services provide good ways to hear from all of the students in a classroom. These kind of tools allow shy students to ask …

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The grim prospects for pregnant asylum seekers on Nauru

Last week it was reported that dengue fever had broken out in the Nauru immigration processing centre and that two asylum seekers and one site worker …

Cold comfort: the Syrian refugees trying to make a new life in Sweden

Sweden is the place in Europe most friendly to Syrian asylum seekers – but the reality of life there is tough. Here, some talk about their lives<p>'My life in Syria was amazing, I had everything," says Salah Debas, 23, with a mix of nostalgia and desperation. Until two years ago, Debas worked for a …

Germany is accepting less than its fair share of refugees, while official data have also overestimated the number of refugees living in the country

<i>How has Germany performed with regard to accepting asylum applications and refugees?</i> <b>Luc Bovens</b> <i>and</i> <b>Jane von Rabenau</b> <i>assess recent data on acceptance</i> …

Angus Campbell warns asylum seekers not to travel to Australia by boat

Critics say the Abbott government is politicising the military over its border protection strategies<p>Australian customs and border protection has launched a series of advertisements on YouTube featuring the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders Angus Campbell warning asylum seekers, including …

Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies

Greens' Sarah Hanson-Young says Cambodian proposition is aimed at “shipping human suffering around our region”<p>Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government’s asylum-seeker policies.<p>Marches were planned for Adelaide, Armidale, Brisbane, …

Asylum seeker children describe Christmas Island detention centre as 'hell', Human Rights Commission says

Children being held in immigration detention on Christmas Island have told a Human Rights Commission inquiry it is like "hell" in the centre.<p>After …

Nauru breaching international law, says UN

Nauru is breaching its international obligations by failing to establish an independent body to investigate torture and human rights abuses in the …

Is it safe in Australia's offshore detention centres?

Today, the ABC will air a program (on 4 Corners) looking at the Manus Island riots which tragically claimed the life of a young asylum seeker, Reza …

“No boats for 100 days:” The human cost of Operation Sovereign Borders

“The bleeding dove,” artwork by the author, 2014<p>The Australian government boasts that no asylum seeker boats have arrived in over 100 days. Yet these …