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Learning & Teaching

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

  1. 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.

  2. 20 April 2017 – Curriculum, Digital, Education, Schools, Teaching

    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.

  3. 27 March 2017 – Children, Early Childhood, Early Learning, Parenting, Teaching

    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.

  4. 27 March 2017 – Children, Early Childhood, Early Learning, Parenting, Teaching

    Instructional teaching explained

    Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.