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Learning & Teaching

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

  1. 25 March 2020 – Adaptive Change, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Decision-making, Emotions

    How to keep your head during COVID-19

    In a crisis the first impulse can be fear or panic, but COVID-19 demands clear thought. A University of Melbourne expert explains how to adapt your own thinking

  2. 10 March 2020 – Asialink, Diplomacy, Education, Soft Power, Universities

    The soft power of education

    Australia has been consistent about the way education can build our nation’s soft power, but University of Melbourne experts say this approach needs updating.

  3. 7 March 2020 – Education, Future, International Women's Day, Teaching and Learning, Technology

    Tech-bots, virtual worlds and personalised everything

    Technology is changing our world and education must equip today’s children for the future, says a University of Melbourne expert on International Women's Day.

  4. 18 February 2020 – Business, Critical Thinking, Education, Ethics, Teaching

    Our business leaders must think critically

    Critical thinking has become highly valued in business, but University of Melbourne research finds that these skills aren’t taught to business students.

  5. 16 February 2020 – Australia, Curriculum, High Schools, Literature, Teaching

    The enduring ‘cultural cringe’ about teaching Australian literature

    Australian literature has often been ignored in the classroom, but a new University of Melbourne project helps teachers share these diverse books with students.

  6. 13 January 2020 – Longitudinal Study , Museums, SciCurious, Science Gallery Melbourne, Youth

    The young and curious: How Science Gallery can break down silos

    An innovative University of Melbourne study will explore and challenge what young people really want from their cultural institutions.

  7. 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.

  8. 28 November 2019 – Education, School Refusal, Schools, Student Attrition, Students

    Australia’s lost students

    University of Melbourne research finds that the alarmingly high number of school-aged Australians detached from education has been largely hidden – until now.

  9. 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.