• Celebrate Children’s Book Week

    Open Forum     |      August 10, 2013

    Each year, schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. This year’s Children’s Book Week runs from 17 August until 23 August.

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2013

    Kerry Argent     |      August 4, 2013

    Last week was National Literacy and Numeracy Week. Children's books illustrator and author Kerry Argent was this year’s Literacy Ambassador and looks back on a week of reading, drawing with school children and answering a lot of questions.

  • The complicated problem of education: making active learners is part of the solution

    Mathew Ling     |      July 17, 2013

    Are you an over-thinker or a gut-feeler? Mathew Ling from Deakin University explains why it is important to understand the differences and causes of thinking tendencies.

  • Get involved in literacy and numeracy activities

    Open Forum     |      July 1, 2013

    All Governments and school communities are working together this week to highlight the importance of literacy and numeracy skills for children and young people, in particular school-aged children. This year’s ambassadors are Kerry Argent for literacy and Simon Pampena for numeracy. Read Kerry's blog here.

  • Early Childhood Education – a basis for life

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      June 20, 2013

    A solid early childhood education is a foundation for life. Catherine Fritz-Kalish outlines the current situation in Australia and urges for a more streamlined approach to support disadvantaged families.

  • What is the real reason we are being told we need a new school funding model?

    Carolyn Pyne     |      May 1, 2013

    The current way of how schools get their funding seems to tick all the boxes in being fair and effective. So why do advocates of change really want a new school funding model, asks Carolyn Pyne.

  • Beyond the Clever Country

    Tara Brabazon     |      April 26, 2013

    As the Federal Government is proposing to cut the funding to universities to help reform the school sector, Tara Brabazon, Professor of Education and Head of the School of Teacher Education at Charles Sturt University, argues that we are jeopardising the future of education.

  • Bound Together: Research shows children with Autism are attached to their parents

    Nancy Sadka Josephine Barbaro     |      April 24, 2013

    A common view of autistic children is that they are unable to form emotional attachment. Nancy Sadka from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre shows that they indeed do exhibit a secure attachment towards their caregiver.

  • Investing in Australia’s future

    Glyn Davis     |      April 11, 2013

    Discussing Universities Australia’s A Smarter Australia policy statement, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis explains why higher education is key to the nation’s economic future.

  • The future of religious education in Australia

    Dr Anna Halafoff     |      March 27, 2013

    As the cultural fabric of Australian society becomes increasingly varied, Centre of Citizenship and Globalisation Research Fellow, Dr Anna Halafoff, examines why education about diverse religions and spiritual beliefs in Australia’s state schools is lagging far behind other nations.

  • Parenting – an ongoing education

    Dr Julie Green     |      March 24, 2013

    As the education debate continues, Raising Children Network Executive Director, Dr Julie Green, examines the learning curve that is parenthood and the importance of education beyond the classroom.

  • 21st century schools remain far away

    Paul Grover     |      March 18, 2013

    Education curriculum expert, Paul Grover, examines why Australian schools still have a long way to go to reach the potential of the 21st century.