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