The trouble with teaching music in our schools
Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.
Minding the gap for boys and girls at school
Aptitude isn't gendered, so how do we address the school performance gaps between girls and boys? University of Melbourne researchers delve into the causes.
Coding in the classroom
Australian schools will soon introduce the new Digital Technologies curriculum - part of preparing students for the future, says the University of Melbourne.
Augmented Reality: Getting under the skin
It began with Pokemon Go, but Augmented Reality or AR has grown up in a unique collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Microsoft.
Prescription for developing a child’s mind
How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.
Instructional teaching explained
Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.
Teenage crime and language disorder
Nathaniel Swain's research discovered many young male offenders have "language disorder" - a previously hidden problem that, when treated, can turn lives around
So, you understand the brain … now what?
Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.
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
Rewriting the book on literature teaching
As the literary landscape evolves, so does how literature is taught in schools. How are our new teachers coping with the challenge?