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.
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.
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
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
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
Is your child lonely at school?
Loneliness can cause serious problems for primary and secondary school kids; some key steps can help your child connect, say University of Melbourne experts.
Bushfire trauma puts schooling at risk
University of Melbourne study of nearly 25,000 kids finds those especially exposed to the Black Saturday bushfires are more likely to be behind at school
Why is school connectedness so important?
University of Melbourne researchers have outlined the four key steps to school connectedness; an important factor in students' learning and development.
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.
Learning in the Homelands
In the Indigenous Homelands of East Arnhem Land, University of Melbourne preservice teachers are learning the unique value of place and listening