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.
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.
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.
Making learning meaningful
Organising formal education around student interests, rather than subjects, would improve student engagement, a University of Melbourne expert argues.
Keeping new teachers in the classroom
As new teachers leave the profession in droves, more must be done to give them the job security and resilience they - and their students - need.
Specialised skills key to helping deaf students thrive
The rise of inclusive education shows the need for qualified Teachers of the Deaf to support hearing-impaired students, their teachers and the school community
Making a case for teacher aides
New research shows teacher aides can actually hinder a student's progress, but the blame may not lay with them but with the education system.
Finding a way through the policy maze
Australia’s teacher training is in the spotlight amid worries that market driven policy settings aren’t delivering uniform high quality.
Teaching the teachers
How can Australia's teaching profession be best developed is the central question of this podcast, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne.
From policeman to child wellbeing advocate
How a career as an Australian detective working with abused children led Gregory Donoghue to become a researcher in the science of learning.