Minding the gap for boys and girls at school
Aptitude isn't gendered, so how do we address the school performance gaps between girls and boys? University of Melbourne researchers delve into the causes.
Coding in the classroom
Australian schools will soon introduce the new Digital Technologies curriculum - part of preparing students for the future, says the University of Melbourne.
Are universities part of the populism problem?
Universities are key drivers of educated debate, so with democracy in crisis amid rising populism and inequality, what have they been doing and where do they ne
Prescription for developing a child’s mind
How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.
So, you understand the brain … now what?
Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.
Teenage crime and language disorder
Nathaniel Swain's research discovered many young male offenders have "language disorder" - a previously hidden problem that, when treated, can turn lives around
Narrow training sells students short
The crisis in Australia's market-based training sector demands a renewed focus on public TAFE and broader courses, according to an international expert.
Asking the right questions of big data in education
Universities have seized on big data to count every click their students make in learning management systems, but the focus needs to be on improving learning.
Why helping at home is good for kids
They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.
How to cope with your child’s first day at school
The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.