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.
Designing Australia’s largest school
Footscray Learning Precinct will bring together all levels of education to benefit students and the community, say University of Melbourne experts.
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.
Realising the promise of STEM education
Australia is behind in students learning STEM subjects; the University of Melbourne looks at how other countries are inspiring kids to take maths and sciences.
Struggling in school: Helping every student learn
Dr Shiralee Poed from the University of Melbourne has spent her career in special education. She now focuses on supporting students with behavioural issues.
Australia’s ‘spectacular’ failure in languages
A University of Melbourne expert says more students need to learn a second language to keep up in a rapidly globalising world.
Laura Woodward: The power of public art
Dr Laura Woodward, an award-winning kinetic sculptor and artist at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, explains becoming an artist.
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.