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.
How women are changing Indonesia
In Indonesia, women are making change for themselves from the ground up and defining the future of gender equality, finds University of Melbourne research.
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.
Actions speak louder than words
A University of Melbourne expert says education can help our young people become ‘action competent’ - enabling and encouraging them to push for real change.
Helping ‘impatient’ students stay in school
University of Melbourne research finds that patience can have a big impact on a child’s educational outcomes, and understanding why can help inform good policy
A chance to even the odds
A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Why early childhood education is everyone’s business
Policy reform and investment in early childhood education are vital for children's life-long learning, well-being and health says University of Melbourne expert
How technology is boosting our young people’s wellbeing
One in five young people experience anxiety and depression linked to their school life; University of Melbourne research is using technology to boost wellbeing.