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.
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.