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.
Whatever happened to Gonski 2.0?
University of Melbourne Dean of Education, Jim Watterston, and NSW Education Secretary, Mark Scott, debate Gonski 2.0 in the latest Talking Teaching podcast.
Creating ripples of learning in China
Despite societal challenges, according to a University of Melbourne expert, China's approach to education is changing as it embraces student-driven learning.
Who’s citing whom and who’s citing what
University of Melbourne research finds that understanding the history of citation, over centuries, can map the influence of an idea - and even where it's going.
Don’t attach too many strings to Gonski 2.0’s vision
Ahead of a special COAG meeting, education experts at the Grattan Institute say it’s important David Gonski’s education vision isn't a tick-the-box exercise.
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
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.
Making learning meaningful
Organising formal education around student interests, rather than subjects, would improve student engagement, a University of Melbourne expert argues.
Discrimination in the classroom
Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.