• Aligning skills and education

    Open Forum     |      April 12, 2024

    Student-centred reforms to more closely align the skills training and higher education sectors are needed to ensure that the Australian workforce is resilient and able to adapt to change.

  • Setting up children for success

    Open Forum     |      April 10, 2024

    As Australian schools prepare to gather the nation’s latest data on early childhood development next month, early childhood advocates are emphasising the importance of taking action to set children up for success well ahead of their school years.

  • Varsity blues

    Gwilym Croucher     |      April 8, 2024

    Universities should be drivers of educated debate, so if civil society is increasingly fractious, divided and dumbed down, have they been doing their job?

  • Too busy to play?

    Elise Waghorn     |      March 27, 2024

    Some Australian children suffer from neglect at home, while others are scheduled with so many extra-curricular activities they barely have time to play, so what’s the right balance for your child – and your finances?

  • The key to early learning

    Open Forum     |      March 6, 2024

    The key to boosting a child’s cognitive and emotional development lies in promoting an active interest in topics or activities, Griffith University researchers have found.

  • Understanding the universities accord

    Judith Ireland     |      February 26, 2024

    Federal education Minister Jason Clare has released the highly-anticipated Universities Accord final report, billing it as a “blueprint” to change higher education for decades to come.

  • Science Academy welcomes diversity focus in STEM review

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2024

    The Australian Academy of Science has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s final report of the Pathway to Diversity in STEM review.

  • Supporting teacher wellbeing

    Kay Harrison     |      February 9, 2024

    Children are the focus as the new school year begins, but the wellbeing of teachers is receiving increasing attention, not least within the Australian Government’s National Teacher Workforce Action Plan and the Australian Teacher Workforce.

  • 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.