• Investing in Australia’s future

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      October 4, 2016

    Today we are launching our new featured forum on Early Childhood Education with the release of the latest Taskforce report by Global Access Partners. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GAP, tells the story behind it.

  • It takes a village to raise a child – mentoring young people

    Fiona Pereira     |      September 28, 2016

    Having someone who listens can help change the direction of a young person’s life for the better. Fiona Pereira shares her experience as a mentor for the Raise Foundation.

  • Australia’s digital imperative starts with our youth

    John Ruthven     |      September 14, 2016

    Australia’s best technology ideas come from those who aren’t familiar with restrictions: our youth. That’s the essence of Young ICT Explorers, a non-profit competition created by SAP. John Ruthven, President and Managing Director of SAP Australia and New Zealand, explains.

  • Looking to the stars – Australia’s rising innovative industry

    Solange Cunin     |      September 13, 2016

    Innovation spaces in Australia need the support of bright and motivated people. Solange Cunin is the CEO of Cuberider, which gives high school students the opportunity to learn STEM skills by designing and coding experiments that are tested in space on the International Space Station.

  • What’s wrong with profit margins of Australia’s private VET providers?

    Don Perlgut     |      August 26, 2016

    The private vocational education sector appears to sustain extraordinary profit margins of around 30 percent. CEO of Community Colleges Australia Dr Don Perlgut says it’s time to consider another way forward.

  • A case for sustainable education

    Rechelle Rozwadowski     |      August 2, 2016

    Our kids are exposed to an endless stream of media promoting beauty over substance, immediate reward over delayed gratification, self-promotion over self-control. Rechelle Rozwadowski, a teacher and mother herself, would love to see schools not only teaching content, but also nurturing virtues like cooperation, tolerance, compassion and kindness.

  • Improve youth employment

    editor     |      June 29, 2016

    The UN is observing World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2016 with a special event on the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.”

  • Oh crap… we solved the skills crisis!

    Greg Miller     |      May 18, 2016

    Let’s for a moment imagine a future where we finally manage to reverse the seemingly endless decline of STEM enrolments in Australia. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But the National Ambassador at Young ICT Explorers, Greg Miller, explains why this is not enough.

  • A plan for Australia’s innovation education

    Kate Sinclair     |      May 16, 2016

    Global Citizen Leaders (GCL) is an initiative to build innovative education and global relations for young people. As the founder of GCL, Kate Sinclair wants all students in all schools to be able to play their part as engaged and respected citizens.

  • Re-inserting “community” into Australian Vocational Education and Training

    Don Perlgut     |      May 11, 2016

    Leading up to the federal election in July, Australian vocational education (VET) has now entered the political debate. CEO of Community Colleges Australia, Dr Don Perlgut, argues that the most cost-effective VET policy initiative is to reinvigorate the community education providers and build on their capacity.

  • The Third Wave of Edtech: Bringing the future of learning to today’s classes

    Michael Jacobson     |      April 18, 2016

    The developments in education technology, or Edtech, seem quite sudden to many, but they have been around for a long time and have evolved over the years. Michael Jacobson believes we are now seeing the Third Wave of Edtech, and here he explains why this changes everything.

  • Impressions of an American student in Australia

    Bliss Zechman     |      April 7, 2016

    When Bliss Zechman left her small hometown outside Nashville to travel and study in Australia, she expected to learn a great deal. Here she tells us how she came to discover new things, not only about a different culture and way of living but also herself.