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

  1. 16 January 2018 – Education, English, Schools, Teaching, Video Games

    Move over Shakespeare – what students can learn from studying videogames

    Videogames offer a range of educational benefits in English classrooms, University of Melbourne research has discovered.

  2. 8 January 2018 – Critical Thinking, Education, Higher Education, Technology, Universities

    Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking

    A key aim of universities is critical thinking skills, but many are failing. A University of Melbourne expert finds new technologies could help teach them.

  3. 13 December 2017 – Exams, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Stress, Year 12

    5 ways to cope with disappointing Year 12 results

    Receiving disappointing VCE or HSC results at the end of Year 12 can be devastating but there are ways to cope, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 5 December 2017 – Disadvantage, Early School Leavers, High Schools, Vocational Education and Training, Youth

    Helping early school leavers

    New University of Melbourne research identifies how to better support early school leavers through the VET system.

  5. 23 November 2017 – Education, High Schools, Schools, Teachers, Teaching

    Making learning meaningful

    Organising formal education around student interests, rather than subjects, would improve student engagement, a University of Melbourne expert argues.

  6. 21 November 2017 – Public Policy, Student Attrition, Student Loans, Universities

    The education war on attrition

    University of Melbourne experts call for national debate on tackling university drop out rate and who should be carrying the cost of student attrition

  7. 15 November 2017 – Aboriginal, Early Childhood, Early Learning, Indigenous, Intervention

    Boosting early learning for Indigenous children

    A University of Melbourne expert has adapted the ASQ screening tool for development difficulties in young children, for Aboriginal people living remotely.

  8. 9 November 2017 – ANZACS, Military, University of Melbourne, Women, World War I

    Remembrance Day: Updating an incomplete record

    A century after WWI, service personnel records are still being updated. This Remembrance Day, the University of Melbourne adds new names to its war history.

  9. 31 October 2017 – Education Policy, Higher Education, Skills, TAFE, Vocational and Educational Training (VET)

    Time to create universities of applied sciences?

    New institutions of skills and innovation, like universities of applied technology, could help transition Australia's economy say University of Melbourne expert

  10. 27 October 2017 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Atlantic Philanthropies, Deafness, Indigenous Health, Sign Language

    Speaking my language: Indigenous deaf sign

    A University of Melbourne Atlantic Fellow explores the gap between Indigenous sign languages and AUSLAN, that can leave Deaf Aboriginal Australians isolated