• Learning in the homelands

    Bernadette Murphy     |      November 8, 2018

    In the Indigenous Homelands of East Arnhem Land, pre-service teachers are learning the value of place and listening.

  • Being in nature is good for learning, here’s how to get kids off screens and outside

    Tonia Gray     |      November 5, 2018

    Contact with nature can enhance creativity, bolster mood, lower stress, improve mental acuity, well-being and productivity, cultivate social connectedness, and promote physical activity. It also has myriad educational benefits for teaching and learning.

  • NDIS funding hampers adoption of parenting skills program

    Open Forum     |      October 26, 2018

    A successful parenting program for parents and children with developmental disabilities will become unavailable for most families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a new research report.

  • Improving education in country schools could add $56B to GDP

    Open Forum     |      October 25, 2018

    A report from the Gonksi Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney calculates that Australia could add more than $50B to its annual Gross Domestic Product by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.

  • Measuring student progress: A state-by-state report card 

    Open Forum     |      October 23, 2018

    A new Grattan Institute national report card on NAPLAN school results reveals big differences between the states on the rate of progress students make over the course of their schooling.

  • The view from the top

    Brian Schmidt     |      October 18, 2018

    Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor of the Australian National University, outlined the stark choice facing humanity in his keynote address to the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Singapore.

  • University panel ponders the use of student data

    Open Forum     |      October 7, 2018

    A panel of professionals, academics and students at UNSW Sydney has discussed some tricky ethical questions about how universities handle student data.

  • Crows launch innovative STEM programme

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2018

    Australian Rules football and the Adelaide Crows will be at the forefront of an innovative new education program designed to encourage more school students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

  • Three critical steps to putting more women in the STEM spotlight

    Janelle Wheat     |      September 28, 2018

    Breaking long-standing behaviours that limit women’s ability to shine in STEM careers will take tenacity.

  • Proving what really works in education

    John Hattie     |      September 19, 2018

    Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education, would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students

  • Choosing the right school for your child

    Nicky Dulfer     |      September 11, 2018

    Choosing the right school for your children can be a daunting prospect for any family, but keeping a few simple tips in mind can help make the right decision for everyone.

  • Phonics training in preschool fast tracks reading skills

    Andrew Spence     |      August 23, 2018

    A South Australian study has found that Preschool children who receive phonics and sound awareness training can improve their reading more quickly than their untutored peers.