• Won’t somebody think of the skills?

    Benjamin Blackshaw     |      August 4, 2020

    The Federal government’s new plans for higher education may erode, rather than enhance, the broad skills required for innovation and economic growth in the future.

  • Helping school kids cope

    Helen Cahill     |      August 3, 2020

    In the wake of an emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic, social and emotional learning programs in school can play a vital role in supporting student mental wellbeing.

  • Why a learner profile makes more sense than the ATAR

    David Geelan     |      August 2, 2020

    Broadening the ways we measure and represent the outcomes of the senior years of schooling has the potential to broaden our vision of school itself.

  • Oh, for the love of humanities

    Leila Maugeri     |      July 28, 2020

    Both students and employers need a balance of STEM and HASS, and Government, educational institutions and industry need to work together to inspire individuals to not only access, but explore all of the opportunities education can offer.

  • An open letter to Dan Tehan

    Open Forum     |      July 24, 2020

    More than 70 of Australia’s Laureate professors have signed a letter to the minister for education, Dan Tehan, outlining the flaws in the proposed university reforms.

  • Creativity is key to arts, work and science

    Open Forum     |      July 24, 2020

    Australian schools and universities should increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines and critical for ensuring future job success.

  • In defence of the humanities

    Sophie Mayo     |      July 21, 2020

    In part one of a three-part series, GAP research assistant and Arts Graduate Sophie Mayo weighs in on the HASS fee-increase debate, in defence of the humanities.

  • Graduates need better career education

    Jason Brown     |      July 3, 2020

    A deliberate and well-resourced strategy to support university students’ career education and boost links with industry will boost labour market productivity more effectively than higher prices for arts courses.

  • How COVID-19 challenged PhD students

    Khandakar Al Farid Uddin     |      July 2, 2020

    A new survey of Australian PhD research students finds that 90% said the pandemic had affected their continuing research, while 70% thought their planned research outcome would be severely affected.

  • Why business backs the humanities

    Susan Forde     |      June 22, 2020

    Understanding the humanities, social sciences and human communication holds the key to a viable future, and increasing the price of such degrees could hit our business competitiveness.

  • What price the arts?

    Open Forum     |      June 21, 2020

    Government proposals to increase the cost of arts and humanities degrees to encourage more students to study STEM and vocational subjects have not found favour with University arts departments.

  • A new partnership could revitalise our universities

    Michael Shoebridge     |      June 20, 2020

    The time is right for a new discussion between the government and universities on the future of the sector to re-establish the centrality of our universities for Australia’s wellbeing, prosperity and security.