• Future options for child care

    Open Forum     |      December 12, 2013

    The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper to support its inquiry into child care and early childhood learning. This is the first public examination of Australia’s child care and early childhood learning system since the 1990s.

  • How Australian Universities differ to those in Brazil

    Denise Frizzo     |      October 7, 2013

    International students have many things they need to adapt to when studying in Australia. Denise Frizzo, Brazilian PhD candidate at Swinburne University, shares how the Australian system has a different sense of responsibility placed on students.

  • Doveton College – school-based community support

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 23, 2013

    Doveton College is a school that offers health and family support alongside its education service for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, General Manager of Global Access Partners, says this model would be beneficial for all communities.

  • Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2013

    Susan Stephenson     |      August 19, 2013

    Australia is celebrating Children’s Book Week with events in local and school libraries. Children’s writer Susan Stephenson encourages families to get involved with books and book-related activities and help kids love reading.

  • The Virtual University — impact on accounting and business education

    Prof. James Guthrie     |      August 13, 2013

    Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs have been widely discussed in the last year. James Guthrie from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia examines if they are an opportunity or threat for educators and students.

  • 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.