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Discover education research and innovation from birth, through the early years, school, university and beyond.

  1. 9 March 2017 – Juvenile Detention, Speech Pathology, Teaching

    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

  2. 8 March 2017 – Education, Neuroscience, Teaching

    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.

  3. 6 March 2017 – Skills, TAFE, Training, Vocational and Educational Training (VET)

    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.

  4. 27 February 2017 – Big Data, Higher Education, Learning Analytics, Massive Open Online Course

    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.

  5. Podcast10 February 2017 – Education, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Wellbeing, Workplace Change

    Taking Positive Psychology to a Group Level

    Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is being taken to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations

  6. 26 January 2017 – Children, Parenting, Schools

    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.

  7. 23 January 2017 – Contracts, Employment, Schools, Teachers

    Keeping new teachers in the classroom

    As new teachers leave the profession in droves, more must be done to give them the job security and resilience they - and their students - need.

  8. 17 January 2017 – Education Policy, High Schools, International Baccalaureate

    Lessons to learn from the International Baccalaureate

    The International Baccalaureate, a global alternative to standard secondary schooling, is gaining ground. State education authorities can learn from its merits.

  9. 12 January 2017 – Civil War, Conflict, Education, Languages

    Using education to create cohesion from conflict

    Professor Joseph Lo Bianco learned at a young age how language could divide communities. He now uses it to help opposing sides in conflicts find common ground.

  10. 8 December 2016 – Mental Health, Psychology, Social Media

    Is social media good for you?

    It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.