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.
Breaking gender stereotypes. Early
University of Melbourne-led research finds gender stereotyping can start young, but if tackled in preschool we can promote equality for girls and boys.
The problem with staffing rural schools
Staffing rural schools in Australia is a pressing issue; University of Melbourne research finds placing pre-service teachers in rural schools isn't helping.
Breaking next-gen scientists out of the lab
The next generation of scientists needs to collaborate and innovate, so educators will need to adjust says the University of Melbourne's Robin Batterham
Friends in need are friends indeed
Groups of friends, not a single best friend, boosts the resilience of kids in the face of bullying says Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne research.
Building the prefab schools of the future
Prefab technology is driving the evolution of classrooms in Australia; University of Melbourne experts looks at how modular design is keeping pace with demand.
Move over Shakespeare – what students can learn from studying videogames
Videogames offer a range of educational benefits in English classrooms, University of Melbourne research has discovered.
Is Australia failing to educate?
Dr Michelle Bruniges discusses Australia's declining education performance on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
Should school rankings matter?
The VCE40+ score, commonly used to rank schools, is misleading and there are better ways to assess school quality, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Making learning meaningful
Organising formal education around student interests, rather than subjects, would improve student engagement, a University of Melbourne expert argues.