• Calm your farm

    Open Forum     |      November 28, 2023

    Every teenager living in a rural area has a gruesome story about a farm injury so several universities have joined forces to create a free, online, educational game called ‘Calm Your Farm’ to help teenagers learn about potential hazards and find ways to reduce the risk.

  • The three day week

    Melissa Tham     |      November 25, 2023

    An interim report from the Productivity Commission recommends every Australian child aged under five years gets access to three days a week of “high-quality” early learning and care.

  • The good stuff

    Open Forum     |      November 5, 2023

    Developing children’s understanding of maths helps them navigate personal, social and political challenges as well as allowing them to add up their pocket money.

  • University blues

    Andrew Norton     |      November 3, 2023

    Australia’s universities have enjoyed explosive growth over the last thirty years, but critics argue this influx of international and domestic students have inflated revenues at the cost of academic standards and integrity.

  • Smart work pays off

    Open Forum     |      November 3, 2023

    High engagement, high return. That’s the advice from education experts at the University of South Australia for teachers looking to improve student outcomes.

  • Intellectual humility

    Eranda Jayawickreme     |      October 29, 2023

    One of the most important steps towards learning anything is acknowledging you don’t know everything already.

  • All God’s children got rhythm

    Open Forum     |      October 20, 2023

    Pre-school aged children gain a ‘musicians’ advantage’ by participating in a specialised rhythm program, according to investigations by QUT researchers.

  • Bouncing back from bad marks

    Keiko Bostwick     |      September 20, 2023

    New research examining what helps students bounce back from academic setbacks, poor marks or competing deadlines suggests a strong sense of school community is the best protection from despair.

  • Learning by being

    John Quay     |      September 6, 2023

    When we learn, we are knowing and doing and being – educators work with all three. While that may seem like common sense, the value of bringing them together cohesively is not understood as well as it should be.

  • Neuroscience training to help children flourish

    Open Forum     |      August 31, 2023

    Professionals working with children and young people will be offered training in brain science in an Australia-first initiative between The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth through the Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership.

  • Making the most of university knowledge

    Duncan Ivison     |      August 30, 2023

    Given recent scandals with the big four consulting firms, the government should look to tap the knowledge and expertise in our university system and revitalise the public service.

  • What comes next?

    Lucas Walsh     |      August 28, 2023

    Students in Year 12 are faced with a daunting range of future choices in terms of work, training or further education as well as the pressure of exams.