• When is the ‘right’ time to invest in women and STEM?

    Open Forum     |      October 25, 2020

    The federal government’s plan to reduce the cost of a university STEM course and provide more related job opportunities will have little impact on girls and women if they don’t identify with STEM subjects.

  • Teachers’ commitment shines through

    Umesh Sharma     |      October 7, 2020

    An international study suggests that despite the many challenges, schools and teachers have responded with creativity and flexibility to providing inclusive education during the COVID crisis.

  • PhD research experience during Covid-19

    Mohammad Reaz     |      October 6, 2020

    PhD student Mohammad Reaz outlines his experience at Western Sydney University during lockdown and outlines some strategies for success in these difficult circumstances.

  • Melbourne’s term four return-to-school plans need rethinking

    Fiona Longmuir     |      September 13, 2020

    It’s time to put belonging and connection first on the agenda for Melbourne’s school students as they return to school after the latest COVID lock-down.

  • Bridging the class divide in online education

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2020

    Monash researchers are offering guidance for schools, teachers and parents to help students cope during these challenging times away from the classroom and familiar faces.

  • The return of international students

    Helen Forbes Mewett     |      September 8, 2020

    Although many sectors have been hit hard by the pandemic, the impact on the university sector has been particularly pronounced, but plans for the return for international students are being made already.

  • Loving to learn in lockdown

    Pearl Subban     |      September 4, 2020

    For introverted students, educators and professionals who enjoy routine, predictability and quiet reflection, being confined to their homes has given them a chance to thrive.

  • Looking to the future

    Patrick O’Reilly     |      August 25, 2020

    The final report of the Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into work, further education and training was published Australia’s Education Council on 23 July. Patrick O’Reilly, one of the members of the Review’s expert panel, reflects on its recommendations.

  • Australia’s university funding crisis

    Open Forum     |      August 15, 2020

    Australia’s higher education sector needs significant reform to remove the perverse incentives that have made universities dependent on revenue from international students.

  • Supporting STEM skills amid COVID-19

    Cathy Foley     |      August 11, 2020

    We can’t let our future STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19, or we will pay for it in decades to come.

  • The emotional toll of COVID-19 among early childhood educators

    Melissa Barnes     |      August 10, 2020

    Despite growing concerns over school teachers’ mental health as they tackled remote learning, little attention has been given to the experiences of ECEC educators.

  • 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.