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  1. 18 February 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    Our business leaders must think critically

    Critical thinking has become highly valued in business, but University of Melbourne research finds that these skills aren’t taught to business students.

  2. 16 February 2020 - Education

    The enduring ‘cultural cringe’ about teaching Australian literature

    Australian literature has often been ignored in the classroom, but a new University of Melbourne project helps teachers share these diverse books with students.

  3. 9 December 2019 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  4. 21 May 2019 - Learning & Teaching

    A chance to even the odds

    A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. Podcast20 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Big and naughty architecture

    Sir Peter Cook’s ‘big and naughty’ architecture, beginning with co-founding the avant-garde architectural group Archigram, make him a design revolutionary.

  6. 19 December 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 November 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Stress testing algorithms

    University of Melbourne academic Professor Kate Smith-Miles uses mathematical questions and algorithms to find the best way to making the world a better place.

  10. 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.