• School’s not out forever

    Neil Selwyn     |      March 28, 2020

    While the classroom might appear an old-fashioned concept, COVID-19 is demonstrating that there is something irreplaceable about students and teachers coming together to learn in person.

  • Optimising online education

    Kay Harrison     |      March 17, 2020

    Australia’s schools and universities haven’t yet been ordered to close, but many countries have already taken this step, and the quality of online education must be optimised to ensure students don’t miss out.

  • Australia bombs in student satisfaction

    Kelly-Ann Allen     |      March 11, 2020

    Educational communities are critical in either supporting and building, or hindering and destroying, the sense of belonging that supports student success.

  • Elite private boys schools in crisis

    George Variyan     |      February 22, 2020

    The crisis facing St. Kevin’s College should prompt a public rethink over the culture of private school education, and its wider social consequences.

  • A poor start leaves disadvantaged children behind

    Open Forum     |      February 16, 2020

    One in five children starts school with emerging health and developmental needs identified by their teachers, and on average goes onto having poorer NAPLAN results in Grade 3, a new study has found.

  • Making better use of Australia’s top teachers

    Peter Goss     |      February 13, 2020

    Making better use of our top teachers can help guide other teachers to take a similar path to help Australian students catch up with their international peers.

  • The changing face of science

    Brendan Hitchens     |      February 12, 2020

    Science is forever evolving. The recent International Day of Women and Girls in Science reminds us that our perception of science, and how it’s taught, should change too.

  • Challenging the climate of bias

    Jen Martin     |      February 12, 2020

    The largest ever all-woman expedition to Antarctica saw women from 34 countries travel and work together to challenge gender bias in science as well as learn more about the effects of our fast changing climate.

  • Year 12 can be stressful, but setting strong and healthy goals can help you thrive

    Joanne Dickson     |      February 11, 2020

    Many students are anxious as they enter year 12 as they look forward to crucial exams, but adopting a few simple coping strategies can reduce the stress and improve their outcomes.

  • The challenge of free speech

    James Arvanitakis     |      February 8, 2020

    Universities should be bastions of free speech and open inquiry, but intolerance of “politically incorrect” opinions and party political meddling is threatening to close down rational debate on a range of hot-button social and scientific issues.

  • GAP Summit calls for better career education in schools

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      February 7, 2020

    As discussions about the future of jobs and lifelong learning intensify around the world, young people are increasingly looking for meaningful career advice to help them navigate the ever more complex world of work. The latest report from Global Access Partners offers some new perspectives.

  • How to help your kids with homework – without doing it for them

    Melissa Barnes     |      January 27, 2020

    While it’s important to show support and model learning behaviour, there is a limit to how much help you can give without robbing your child of the opportunity to learn for themselves.