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Learning & Teaching

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 15 November 2016 – ATAR, Admissions , Employment, Higher Education, Universities

    Reigniting higher education admissions reform

    As the school year draws to an end, so the debate around reforming the admissions process to universities needs to be reignited.

  5. 7 November 2016 – Equality, Gender, Relationships, Resilience, Schools

    Resilience, rights and respectful relationships

    A new school program which promotes respectful relationships is equipping young people with the skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.

  6. 29 October 2016 – Classrooms, Design, Education, Teachers

    Rearranging the way we learn

    Researchers are assessing the value of innovative classrooms and how teachers can use these spaces to help 21st century schoolkids realise their potential.

  7. 27 October 2016 – Mindfulness, Psychology, Social Media, Wellbeing

    Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’

    Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.

  8. 14 October 2016 – Atlantic Philanthropies, Chuck Feeney, Leadership, Philanthropy

    Investment to build new generation of leaders

    A US$50 million investment in societal change by Atlantic Philanthropies will create a new Leadership Fellowship program run by the University of Melbourne.

  9. 13 October 2016 – Deafness, Disability, Hearing Impairment, Schools, Teachers, Teaching

    Specialised skills key to helping deaf students thrive

    The rise of inclusive education shows the need for qualified Teachers of the Deaf to support hearing-impaired students, their teachers and the school community

  10. 13 October 2016 – Literature, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Teaching

    Rewriting the book on literature teaching

    As the literary landscape evolves, so does how literature is taught in schools. How are our new teachers coping with the challenge?