• 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.

  • A big state boost for early childhood education

    Wendy Boyd     |      June 22, 2022

    Whatever the political calculations behind the major investments in early childhood education announced by NSW and Victoria, it’s welcome news for parents, teachers and children.

  • Easing stress for teachers in schools

    Caroline Mansfield     |      June 6, 2022

    If our children in high school can feel stressed and over-worked, then so can their teachers, but there are ways to reduce the burdens they face and release more of their energy for actual teaching.

  • The distributed university

    Richard Heller     |      February 25, 2022

    While much of the university experience lies in the social aspect of leaving home and interacting with your peers, tertiary education facilities will increasingly move online to boost student numbers while reducing costs.

  • Youth sport builds better citizens

    Vaughan Cruickshank     |      February 24, 2022

    While professional sport is often a cesspit of greed and cheating, encouraging children to play sport at school can develop their social values and empathy for others as well as keep them fit and happy.