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  1. Podcast22 September 2017 – Conflict, Endangered Languages, Languages, Linguistics, South East Asia

    Words and war: The role of the linguist in conflict resolution

    Language can divide, but it is also key to uniting people. Professor Jo Lo Bianco from the University of Melbourne works in conflict zones, including Myanmar.

  2. 18 September 2017 – Gen Y, Housing, Workplace Culture, Youth, Youth Research Centre

    A generation dislodged: Why things are tough for Gen Y

    A new report from the University of Melbourne shows a combination of insecure work, long working hours and unaffordable housing makes life tough for Gen Y.

  3. Podcast31 August 2017 – Anti discrimination, Disability, Education, Equality, Teaching

    Discrimination in the classroom

    Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.

  4. 24 August 2017 – Education, Gender, STEM, Sciences, Women In Science

    Getting more women into technology careers. Now.

    University of Melbourne experts say there needs to be a big shift in educational focus and workplace culture to get more women into careers in technology.

  5. 12 July 2017 – Autism, Behaviour, Education, Schools, Teaching

    Struggling in school: Helping every student learn

    Dr Shiralee Poed from the University of Melbourne has spent her career in special education. She now focuses on supporting students with behavioural issues.

  6. 6 July 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Languages, Schools, Teaching

    Australia’s ‘spectacular’ failure in languages

    A University of Melbourne expert says more students need to learn a second language to keep up in a rapidly globalising world.

  7. 26 June 2017 – Learning Analytics, Massive Open Online Course, online learning

    Daring to learn how to learn

    A University of Melbourne analysis of over 100,000 online learners finds that learning online is a skill of itself and one that can be taught and encouraged

  8. 29 May 2017 – Children, Parenting, Parents, Positive Psychology, Psychology

    Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives

    In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient

  9. 26 April 2017 – Gender, Mathematics, Reading, Schools, Teaching

    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.