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

  1. 3 October 2018 – Education, Public Policy, Skills, Vocational and Educational Training (VET), Workplace Change

    Skills education needs action, not more talk

    A flawed vocational training system is letting down Australia at a critical time for skills. Two University of Melbourne experts have a simple plan to fix it.

  2. 18 September 2018 – Climate Change, Environment, Gen X, Gen Y, Youth Research Centre

    What do Gen X and Gen Y worry about most? Climate change.

    The latest Life Patterns report from the University of Melbourne shows the environment is the biggest issue of concern for both Gen X and Gen Y.

  3. 10 September 2018 – Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Schools, Teachers, Teaching

    Finding what really works in education

    Assessing what works in the classroom using reason, not intuition, would help educators invest more wisely, argues John Hattie from the University of Melbourne.

  4. 7 September 2018 – Children, Education, Parenting, Parents, Schools

    What school is best for your child?

    Choosing the right school for your child can be daunting, but a University of Melbourne expert has practical hints and tips for what to look for and ask about.

  5. 13 August 2018 – Debt, Student Loans, Students, Universities, University Fees

    Financial anxiety widespread among university students

    Many students are struggling financially, according to a new Universities Australia survey conducted by University of Melbourne researchers.

  6. 3 August 2018 – Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Resilience, Stress

    Teaching your child to cope

    Parents and teachers can help young people learn coping skills to better deal with the stresses of everyday life, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 2 August 2018 – Education, Gonski Report, Public Policy, School Funding, Teaching

    Whatever happened to Gonski 2.0?

    University of Melbourne Dean of Education, Jim Watterston, and NSW Education Secretary, Mark Scott, debate Gonski 2.0 in the latest Talking Teaching podcast.

  8. 19 July 2018 – Bullying, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Education, Kids, Resilience

    Beating the bullies by thinking differently

    University of Melbourne research finds that helping kids to develop a resilient mindset makes a big difference to how much damage bullying does.

  9. 15 July 2018 – Children, Education, High Schools, Performance, Schools

    Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?

    University of Melbourne research finds helping more Australian school students feel a greater connection to their school leads to far-reaching positive effects.

  10. 6 July 2018 – Education Policy, Higher Education, Tertiary Education, Universities, University of Melbourne

    Universities must stand firm as radically inclusive communities of knowledge

    Universities are engines of prosperity and social mobility, but their role as establishers of truths, or challengers of concepts and beliefs is under threat.