Skills education needs action, not more talk
A flawed vocational training system is letting down Australia at a critical time for skills. Two University of Melbourne experts have a simple plan to fix it.
It’s complicated: Academic freedom and freedom of speech
Academic freedom and freedom of speech are sacred for universities; but this responsibility is often complex according to a University of Melbourne expert.
What do Gen X and Gen Y worry about most? Climate change.
The latest Life Patterns report from the University of Melbourne shows the environment is the biggest issue of concern for both Gen X and Gen Y.
What school is best for your child?
Choosing the right school for your child can be daunting, but a University of Melbourne expert has practical hints and tips for what to look for and ask about.
Finding what really works in education
Assessing what works in the classroom using reason, not intuition, would help educators invest more wisely, argues John Hattie from the University of Melbourne.
Financial anxiety widespread among university students
Many students are struggling financially, according to a new Universities Australia survey conducted by University of Melbourne researchers.
Teaching your child to cope
Parents and teachers can help young people learn coping skills to better deal with the stresses of everyday life, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.
Whatever happened to Gonski 2.0?
University of Melbourne Dean of Education, Jim Watterston, and NSW Education Secretary, Mark Scott, debate Gonski 2.0 in the latest Talking Teaching podcast.
Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?
University of Melbourne research finds helping more Australian school students feel a greater connection to their school leads to far-reaching positive effects.