18 février 2017

I, Daniel Blake reveals the rich complexity of literacy – and why it matters

The ConversationBy . The film gives us insights into the ways in which today’s world can be particularly alienating for those without the specific skills it demands. Viewing the film through the lens of literacy, we see how letters, booklets and forms accrue as pillars of a system decried by Daniel Blake as a “monumental farce”. More...

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How to get quality teachers in disadvantaged schools – and keep them there

The ConversationBy and . Quality teaching is one of the largest influences on student learning. Yet, not all students have access to a great teacher. More...

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What students learn about Asia is outdated and needs to change

The ConversationBy . The idea that all Australian students should develop a deeper understanding of Asian languages and cultures is not new. Some elements of this thinking go back to the 19th century. More...

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Stop focusing on ‘the problem’ in Indigenous education, and start looking at learning opportunities

The ConversationBy . Much attention in Australian Indigenous education is paid to the “achievement gap” and not nearly enough is paid to the “opportunity to learn gap” – this refers to the subject content students are exposed to in school. More...

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Back to school – understanding challenges faced by Indigenous children

The ConversationBy . Not only is the Indigenous population younger, but statistics are showing signs of improved Indigenous enrolment in early childhood education in the past decade. More...

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Is there a crisis in public education?

The ConversationBy . For some, such as the authors of the review of the Australian Curriculum, the problem lies in the need for schools to pay greater attention to “the impact of Western civilisation and Judeo-Christianity on Australia’s development”. More...

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University vice chancellors say Trump order threatens global research

The ConversationBy . University vice chancellors in Australia warn that US President Donald Trump’s executive order – which temporarily bans those from seven countries from entering the US – will threaten the globally connected academic community. More...

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The world is watching Australia’s decline in schools education

The ConversationBy . As Australia slips down these same rankings, we can be assured we will have no educational tourist boom. More...

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The lingering, unspoken pain of white youth who fought for apartheid

The ConversationBy . The legacies of apartheid in South Africa can only be understood by making sense of the complexities of the past. This includes recognising what those who were young during the apartheid era - and who are now the elders and leaders of our society - experienced during that time. More...

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Universities around the world should share notes as they face the same challenges

The ConversationBy . In 2016 I had the privilege of visiting four leading universities abroad. At KU Leuven in Belgium, Oxford in the UK and two US institutions – Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley – I was exposed to new ideas and learned about novel approaches to higher education. More...

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