• Unlocking the school gates

    Kate de Bruin     |      November 17, 2019

    Some schools still discourage, limit or even refuse to accept children with special needs, despite a legal obligation to do so.

  • Will Australia support a shift to lifelong learning?

    Caitlin Ruddock     |      November 11, 2019

    Dr Caitlin Ruddock reflects on the discussions at the recent GAP Summit on Lifelong Learning and the challenges Australian educationalists and policy makers face in closing our gaps in skills and knowledge.

  • Alternative ATAR

    Sandra Milligan     |      November 1, 2019

    As students prepare for their end-of-year exams, new research is exploring an alternative to the ATAR that can recognise student achievement and inspire good learning in broader ways.

  • Teach kids to hike as well as basketball

    Vaughan Cruickshank     |      October 16, 2019

    Teaching children about the types of activities they’re more likely to do as they get older, as well as traditional school sports, could help Australians stay fitter in the future.

  • Gonski’s vision of ‘personalised learning’ will stifle creativity

    Alan Reid     |      October 9, 2019

    Australia should promote a vision of personalised learning that nurtures a love and a passion for learning, not one that reduces it to a checklist.

  • Standing up to racism in schools

    Luke Macaulay     |      September 30, 2019

    Students from African backgrounds face discrimination in the classroom, and their stories need to be heard to help tackle the problem.

  • Can eSports find a role in schools?

    Neil Selwyn     |      September 21, 2019

    Given the massive youth appeal of eSports, schools and colleges are understandably beginning to explore possible connections between eSports and education.

  • Welcome to the GAP summit

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 20, 2019

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish, the head of Global Access Partners, stressed the importance of education to her family, her institute and the nation in welcoming guests to GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.

  • School-leavers need better career education to make good choices

    Open Forum     |      September 19, 2019

    The latest report from Global Access Partners (GAP) says universities should be encouraged to offer credit to school-leavers who achieve high results in relevant senior secondary courses, as well as develop new courses for specialist career educators.

  • The challenge of the contemporary university

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 19, 2019

    Professor James Arvanitakis argues that universities must consciously train graduates to be active, engaged, empowered and committed citizens, as well as pursuing traditional scholarship, if the world’s ‘wicked problems’ are to be addressed in time.

  • Lifelong learning for Australia’s future

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 18, 2019

    The upcoming GAP Annual Economic Summit will consider ways to prepare new generations of Australians for a future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

  • Australia should retain more international students

    Jihyun Lee     |      September 18, 2019

    Australia’s university sector is one of the most attractive for international students. So why not try to keep them when they graduate rather than lose the talent we’ve helped train and educate?