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

  1. 9 December 2019 – Education, NAPLAN, Schools, Students, Teaching

    Assessing what we value, not valuing what we assess

    Standardised tests like NAPLAN and PISA are part of an approach to schooling and testing that isn’t fit for purpose now, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 29 October 2019 – ATAR, Education, Exams, High Schools, Students

    An alternative to ATAR

    The Learning Profile is an alternative to the ATAR that may better recognise student achievement and inspire good learning says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 23 October 2019 – Children, Education, Finance, Parenting, Social Media

    What are 21st century parents concerned about?

    Rising cost of education and rapid social change make it difficult for parents to prepare their children for the future finds University of Melbourne research.

  4. 11 October 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australia, Indigenous, Knowledge, Universities

    The unique value of Indigenous knowledge

    A University of Melbourne expert says Australian universities are still missing out on genuine two-way learning with local Indigenous knowledge.

  5. 25 August 2019 – Phonics, Reading, Schools, Teaching and Learning

    Finding the fundamentals of reading

    An independent evaluation by University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute finds intensive phonics-based reading interventions can deliver

  6. 16 July 2019 – Child Wellbeing, Schools, Students, Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing

    Taking positive psychology into the classroom

    University of Melbourne experts in positive psychology are exploring how best to apply the science of wellbeing for school students in key learning environments

  7. 21 May 2019 – Disadvantage, Early Learning, Education, Parenting, Teaching

    A chance to even the odds

    A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 15 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Children, Early Childhood, Early Learning, Education

    Why early childhood education is everyone’s business

    Policy reform and investment in early childhood education are vital for children's life-long learning, well-being and health says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 30 April 2019 – Education, Mindfulness, Stress, Students, Wellbeing

    How technology is boosting our young people’s wellbeing

    One in five young people experience anxiety and depression linked to their school life; University of Melbourne research is using technology to boost wellbeing.