• Why am I here Daddy?

    Ben Kilby     |      August 17, 2019

    Teaching philosophy to children would help them make meaning of their place in the world, as well as improve their grades in other subjects.

  • The value of understanding school to work transitions

    Kelly Fawcett     |      August 14, 2019

    New research shows that young people take increasingly diverse, individualised and complex pathways from education to work. It now takes young people an average of 2.6 years to transition from full-time education to full-time work compared to one year in the 1980s.

  • When does getting help on an assignment turn into cheating?

    Peter Hurley     |      August 7, 2019

    Students – whether at university or school – can get help from many places. They can go to a tutor, parent, teacher, a friend or consult a textbook, but at which point does getting help cross the line into cheating?

  • Three good reasons to stick with maths

    Deborah Chadwick     |      August 2, 2019

    Many Australian high school students drop maths as soon as they can, perceiving it to be too hard, but there are good reasons to keep up maths studies.

  • Pre-school investment delivers double – with a bit of help

    Jennifer Jackson     |      July 17, 2019

    The promised returns on investment in preschool won’t just happen. They depend on a complex chain of events, from preschool through to adulthood, involving the child and their family.

  • The benefits of early years education last a lifetime

    Aileen Ashford     |      July 11, 2019

    New research shows that early years education can help children from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve more of their potential, easing their transition into school and society.

  • Should more Aussie kids study Mandarin?

    Warren Midgley     |      July 10, 2019

    The number of students studying Mandarin in Australian schools nearly doubled between 2008 and 2015, but very few pupils from non-Chinese background will ever become fluent in the language.

  • Narrow VET training sells students short

    Andrew Trounson     |      July 1, 2019

    The crisis in Australia’s training sector means TAFEs need to develop their own courses tailored to an unpredictable future.

  • Schools need smart windows more than air conditioning

    Diane Nazaroff     |      June 29, 2019

    Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says UNSW Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris.

  • Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

    Neil Selwyn     |      June 28, 2019

    Banning mobile phones in school may seem sensible, but research and similar moves elsewhere suggest a blanket ban may introduce some problems.

  • Three ways for universities to outwit disruption

    John Fischetti     |      June 20, 2019

    To remain relevant, Australia’s universities will need to transform into very different entities, with new business models that foster innovation and embrace the interconnection technology offers. And they will need to do so quickly.

  • Education is more than a job ticket

    Luke Zaphir     |      June 19, 2019

    Businesses want students who are ready to step from schools and universities into a job, but education must also create informed citizens and well-rounded individuals, just as it has in the past.