• Burn out in early education

    Marg Rogers     |      April 19, 2023

    Federal and state governments are investing heavily in early education but high rates of staff turnover and burnout makes it harder for services to find enough staff to give families a childcare place for their children.

  • Towards a more inclusive VET system

    Donna Bridges     |      April 12, 2023

    “Soft skills” shouldn’t be a hard sell as national VET reforms are a critical opportunity to address safety and wellbeing in the construction industry for everyone.

  • Visible learning

    John Hattie     |      March 29, 2023

    Every child is a learner, is teachable, can grow, and can be taught to love learning. Students need to be taught to take on challenges, with safety nets when they fail.

  • Teaching under a tree

    Open Forum     |      March 29, 2023

    As primary schools continue to invest in purpose-built nature play spaces, experts are encouraging teachers to deliver more of the curriculum in outdoor areas, to boost students’ wellbeing and development and to maximise the use of play spaces.

  • Education in the age of ChatGPT

    Sam Kirshner     |      March 25, 2023

    The potential impact of AI chatbots such as ChatGPT on education is nothing short of remarkable, causing many educators to reflect on the very purpose of university education.

  • Maths doesn’t have to be murder

    Bronwyn Reid O Connor     |      March 15, 2023

    No child likes doing reams of maths homework or sitting NAPLAN tests, but parents can take some simple steps to support their children’s studies.

  • Effective learning depends on good teaching

    Open Forum     |      February 22, 2023

    Plenty of homework, small classroom sizes and a long school day are often seen as the mark of a successful school – but research shows the number one factor that impacts learning is engaging teaching.

  • UNSW Professor Deborah Brennan co-leads inquiry into universal child care

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2023

    UNSW Professor Emerita Deborah Brennan, pictured here with Jason Clare MP, will co-lead a Productivity Commission inquiry into making early childhood education and care more accessible and affordable.

  • Open and shut case

    Anika Stobart     |      February 13, 2023

    Open plan classrooms are increasingly pushed by trendy education experts, despite every teacher knowing that traditional rows of desks in dedicated classrooms are much better for both pupils and teaching.

  • How we can stop losing teachers

    Fiona Longmuir     |      January 31, 2023

    COVID-19 exposed existing cracks in the teaching profession which need to be fixed urgently.

  • Maths education doesn’t add up

    Open Forum     |      January 9, 2023

    There are significant challenges facing teaching and research in the mathematical sciences in Australia, according to a nation-wide review of the discipline.

  • Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

    Open Forum     |      January 5, 2023

    Research at the University of South Australia shows the simple act of gardening can help primary school children engage with their curriculum and encourage a sustainable future.