• 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.

  • Are domestic students missing out?

    Open Forum     |      December 12, 2022

    Australian universities have boosted their income by enrolling large numbers of overseas students in recent years, but a new report argues this means domestic students are missing out in key areas of study.

  • Adding up the numbers on preschool

    Ragan Petrie     |      November 16, 2022

    Australia has spent more than A$11 billion dollars since 2008 to expand government-funded preschool to prepare 4-year-olds for school, but there’s no hard evidence its made a difference.

  • Health on the school menu

    Open Forum     |      November 16, 2022

    An innovative school lunch program serving fresh and tasty meals is being piloted by a South Australian Junior School, in collaboration with Adelaide’s Africola Canteen and researchers at Flinders University.

  • Delivering education in the mobile age

    Nadine Normand-Marconnet     |      October 12, 2022

    The pandemic accelerated the blurring of frontiers between “in-person” and “online” teaching, and educators are increasingly using virtual spaces to provide students another forum to learn.

  • Online education is no panacea

    Open Forum     |      August 26, 2022

    There’s a big difference between teaching online and providing high quality education, according to researchers at the University of South Australia.

  • The catfish curriculum

    Michael Kingston     |      August 3, 2022

    Instead of a ‘catfish curriculum’ which looks fantastic on paper but disappoints in reality, Australian schools need a curriculum that builds on the strengths of the teaching workforce and empowers young people in every part of the country.

  • Whatever happened to the humanities?

    Simon During     |      July 17, 2022

    The cultural Marxism pervading academia and the uselessness of humanities degrees on the job market have undermined the standing of the liberal arts, so can they be revived?

  • Equity, hard work and kindness for our schools

    Lucas Walsh     |      July 17, 2022

    Schools across Australia are managing a shortage of teachers, but this is not the only problem facing the new Labor education secretary.