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Test your knowledge of Aboriginal art and culture in this clip from Faboriginal. Can you beat the contestants? This episode is all about family.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** This clip from The Australian Dream looks at the different ways Australians celebrate, reflect or mourn on January 26th. Adam Goodes spends time with the wider community at Yabun festival.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** Adam Goodes and Stan Grant share their experiences of racism as children and growing up with dark skin.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** After taking up AFL when his family moved to Victoria, Adam is eventually spotted as a rising star and drafted to the Sydney Swans. Despite being welcomed by his relative Michael O’Loughlin, it is, at first, a challenging time for Adam. When Paul Roos comes on board, Goodes flourishes at the club.
After enduring vile, racist abuse from crowds, AFL player Nicky Winmar raises his jumper and points out his black skin to show his pride in his Aboriginality. The incident is politicised and takes a toll on Winmar especially after further, racist incidents occur on the Footy Show with Sam Newman.
Can you guess the famous Aboriginal print maker, poet and playwright? What were some of his achievements? What kind of themes recur in his works? Where was he born?
Test your knowledge of Aboriginal art and artists in this clip from Australia's first indigenous art game show, Faboriginal. Do you know the mystery artist who worked around the Kimberley and started painting in the 1980s?
Can you answer these questions before the competitors on Faboriginal? Have a go and increase your knowledge of Aborignal art and artists.
As researchers call the value of homework into question, hear parents on both sides of the debate and meet the principal who's made homework optional: Central Coast Sports College's Paul Chapman.
How do students in Finland outperform children across the world while spending less time in class? Linton Besser reports on school funding, how teachers are valued, and the influence of parents in the Scandinavian country.
In this clip from Brain Games we see how the phenomenon known as 'cognitive ease' can trick us into believing something just because it is easier or clearer to read. Discuss with a partner how this might happen in your life. What measures can you take to make sure you don't get misled when reading statements in articles or on the Internet?
This clip from Brain Games illustrates our tendency to believe something the more times we hear it. This is called 'the illusory effect' or 'the reiteration effect'. It's important to be aware of this effect so we are more inclined to fact check something even when we have heard it several times. Can you think of an example where this could have a negative effect in real life? Is it possible to ensure you don't fall victim to the 'illusory effect'?
This clip from Brain Games shows how we are influenced to more quickly believe a news headline with a picture than one that contains just text. Our brains take a shortcut to reach conclusions more quickly, this is known as heuristics. How can this be advantageous in life? Then think of some examples where it might be less so.
7.30 profiles opthamologist James Muecke. He has been recognised for his work in preventing and treating blindness in some of the world’s poorest countries. He established a charity called ‘Sight for all’ to train eye doctors in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar to treat children with eye cancer. Dr Muecke is also an advocate for tackling Type 2 Diabetes, which can lead to blindness.
Jade Cicak, a 20-year-old Barkindji woman from Menindee, near Broken Hill, New South Wales, is one of the latest Heywire winners. She shares her story of the river and drought in this Heywire clip.
Hugh investigates microplastics and asks the questions 'Where do microplastics come from?', 'What effect do microplastics have on the natural world?'. Did you know two thirds of the clothes we buy contain plastic? What happens when these items are washed? How can we reduce the amount of microplastics entering the waterways?
Try these memory and concentration challenges for yourself. How did you go? Why is it a bad idea to text and drive? How do men and women's brains differ?
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