• What matters most in those early years

    Rechelle Rozwadowski     |      October 21, 2016

    We know how vital a good start is in life and how pivotal these early learning experiences are in shaping a child’s future. As a parent and teacher, Rechelle Rozwadowski knows that learning takes place outside of the classroom just as much as in it.

  • The link between quality early learning and Australia’s future prosperity

    Wendy McCarthy     |      October 21, 2016

    We have an inequality problem in this country that starts when children are born. Wendy McCarthy makes a compelling case for making quality early learning accessible to all children.

  • Do ‘kindy bootcamps’ get children ready for school?

    Louise Phillips     |      October 19, 2016

    We know that quality early childhood education has many developmental and academic benefits, but what about privatly run school-readiness programs? Louise Phillips from the University of Queensland points out the flaws in these courses.

  • Children’s use of electronic games – What are the social and academic benefits and negatives?

    Susan Walker     |      October 6, 2016

    Digital devices and electronic games have become a part of everyday life for children. Early Childhood Education expert Sue Walker has conducted research into what effect this has on the later development of young children.

  • Using my money as a force for good

    Rebecca Tuma     |      October 4, 2016

    Divestment is the opposite of investment and means getting rid of stocks, bonds or funds that are deemed unethical or morally ambiguous. Leading up to Divestment Day, Rebecca Tuma urges you to use your consumer power and put your money where your convictions are.

  • 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.”