• Australia needs better maths education

    Alan Finkel     |      December 2, 2018

    Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, calls for teaching maths, in sequence, through a structured program, and at the level of a student’s real ability.

  • How can universities stop ‘contract cheating’?

    Jedidiah Evans     |      November 24, 2018

    If we view tertiary education as a commodity rather than an enlightening pursuit, practices such as essay buying will become more common. What can be done to stamp out plagiarism in our universities – or does nobody really care?

  • What does a great teacher look like?

    Ruth Aston     |      November 21, 2018

    Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.

  • 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.

  • Newington College’s enduring partnership with Tonga’s Tupou College

    David Mulford     |      September 20, 2018

    Newington College has maintained strong links with Tonga’s Tupou College since mid-19th century, offering an avenue for talented young Pacific Islanders to expand their horizons and pave the way to their future education opportunities.

  • 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

  • Student seminar boosts maths and computer science in PNG

    Benjamin Kamaka     |      September 19, 2018

    The University of Papua New Guinea’s Mathematics Statistics and Computer Sciences Students Association held its inaugural MSCS Seminar on 10 August 2018 at the University’s Main Lecture Theater to inform students of current developments and boost interest in the sector.

  • How to help your child love playing music

    Open Forum     |      August 7, 2018

    Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here’s how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.

  • International students are good for Australia

    Laurie Pearcey     |      August 2, 2018

    Calls for a cap on international students are unfounded and put at risk a major driver of Australia’s prosperity, potentially leading to the demise of a colossus which, indeed, we might never see again.

  • International community assist with educational regionalisation

    Mohammed Aruf Yasin     |      July 25, 2018

    Pacific education is undergoing transformative change. Mohammed Aruf Yasin, a WHO representative at the Inaugural Pacific Connect Academic Network Dialogue in Suva, calls for regional action to develop common standards for higher education curricula.

  • Boost for Western Sydney from ‘smart city’ transport plans

    Barney Glover     |      March 6, 2018

    Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, believes the new Western Sydney transport deal will help create a ‘smarter city’.

  • Australia must innovate to prosper and thrive

    Bill Ferris     |      February 2, 2018

    In his address to the National Press Club, Bill Ferris explains why innovation should be celebrated and encouraged in Australia, not feared or tiptoed around like some “elephant in the room”.