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  1. 12 December 2018 - Go Figure

    Why are Australians linguistically lost?

    Formal teaching of English grammar was taken off the Australian curriculum in the 60s; but it's back and University of Melbourne experts say it's a great thing.

  2. 16 November 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    What does a great teacher look like?

    A University of Melbourne study identifies the top ten characteristics great teachers share, with high levels of self-efficacy making the biggest impact.

  3. 4 November 2018 - Design

    The next generation of Australian schools

    Victoria needs as many as 200 new schools in the coming decade; University of Melbourne research is helping inform their design, to meet modern education needs.

  4. 22 October 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Cross-examining western thinking

    The notion of ‘western civillisation’ has divided modern historians; a University of Melbourne expert says we need to explore and question ‘western thinking’.

  5. 3 October 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  6. 30 September 2018 - Legal Affairs

    It’s complicated: Academic freedom and freedom of speech

    Academic freedom and freedom of speech are sacred for universities; but this responsibility is often complex according to a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 10 September 2018 - Learning & 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.

  8. 7 September 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  9. 2 August 2018 - Learning & 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.

  10. 19 July 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    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.