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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 23 October 2019 – Children, Education, Finance, Parenting, Social Media

    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.

  8. 11 October 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australia, Indigenous, Knowledge, Universities

    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.

  9. 25 August 2019 – Phonics, Reading, Schools, Teaching and Learning

    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

  10. 16 July 2019 – Child Wellbeing, Schools, Students, Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing

    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