26 juillet 2017

New research shows there is still a long way to go in providing equality in education

The ConversationWhen we think of a “good society” – one that is fair and just – a defining characteristic is likely to be that all people have the opportunity to realise their potential, irrespective of the circumstances into which they are born. More...

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Why exploitation and corruption continue to dog Australia’s VET sector

The ConversationVictoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is currently investigating allegations of serious corruption at TAFE institutes. This is the latest in a series of scandals involving Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector. More...

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Higher education fees are rising – so is it still worthwhile enrolling?

The ConversationThe government has announced a plan to increase university fees. Most bachelor degree students starting in 2018 would pay, depending on discipline, between A$700 to A$1,700 more than now. More...

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We know innovation is key – but there’s little agreement on exactly what it is

The ConversationMy research has found that employers and students have varying perceptions of innovation, and this affects the employability of young people transitioning into the future workforce. We need to move beyond these differences so that we give young people the best chance for success in the innovation age. More...

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Student employment and inflexible university policies drive online drop out

The ConversationEmployment is the main reason students drop out of online degree courses, our new research shows. This is despite claims that online university programs offer greater flexibility to workers and employers who want to up-skill. More...

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Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

The ConversationArtificial intelligence (AI) enables Siri to recognise your question, Google to correct your spelling, and tools such as Kinect to track you as you move around the room. More...

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History textbooks still imply that Australians are white

The ConversationTextbook depictions of Australianness are not only relevant to experiences of national belonging or exclusion. Research has shown that students who aren’t represented in textbooks perform worse academically. More...

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We need to know the true cost of Indigenous boarding school scholarships on communities

The ConversationEvery year, over 3,000 Indigenous students leave home to attend boarding schools. While many consider Indigenous boarding programs a “solution” generally aimed at remote students who don’t have access to local high schools, most Indigenous students at boarding schools are not from remote Australia. More...

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Is policy on Indigenous education deliberately being stalled?

The ConversationA lack of real progression in the area of Indigenous education since its first policy in 1989 points to a new form of colonisation, as the government tries to maintain control. More...

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To lift literacy levels among Indigenous children, their parents’ literacy skills must be improved first

The ConversationThere’s a large adult-sized hole in Australia’s approach to boosting literacy levels among Indigenous children and young people. More...

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