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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Academic freedom & free speech in Universities
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast explores the state of academic freedom with Professor Adrienne Stone and John Roskam.
Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?
University of Melbourne research finds helping more Australian school students feel a greater connection to their school leads to far-reaching positive effects.
Creating ripples of learning in China
Despite societal challenges, according to a University of Melbourne expert, China's approach to education is changing as it embraces student-driven learning.