03 novembre 2018

View from The Hill: Discrimination debate will distress many gay school students

The ConversationFairfax Media on Wednesday reported that religious schools would be guaranteed the right – under specified conditions - to decline to enrol gay students, in changes to anti-discrimination legislation recommended by the inquiry. More...

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Why block subjects might not be best for university student learning

The ConversationBlock subjects is a model of teaching students one subject at a time over two to four weeks, rather than several subjects at a time over ten to 13 weeks in a semester. More...

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The vocational education sector needs a plan and action, not more talk

The ConversationAustralia’s vocational education system has been bedevilled by competing jurisdiction control, political ideology, chronic under-funding, piecemeal reforms, rampant rorting by a small number of corporate private providers, and a disappointing and surprisingly high level of policy confusion. More...

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Teachers and trainers are vital to the quality of the VET sector, and to the success of its learners

The ConversationVocational Education and Training (VET) is an important part of the education sector and trains people of all ages for occupations vital across all sectors of the economy. It also makes a major contribution to social inclusion. More...

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Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

The ConversationIt goes without saying – or at least it ought to – that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice Chancellors (and a former Chief Justice of the High Court) take it so seriously. More...

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There’s no argument or support for allowing schools to discriminate against LGBTIQ teachers

The ConversationPart of the Ruddock report on the review of religious freedoms was leaked last week in the media. The review was commissioned on the eve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The review addresses schools’ right to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. More...

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Why legislation should ban schools from discriminating against LGBTIQ+ students and teachers

The ConversationThe question now is whether this protection should also be extended to teachers and staff at religious schools. More...

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15% of students admit to buying essays. What can universities do about it?

The ConversationNew research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as “contract cheating”. More...

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I have an exam tomorrow but don’t feel prepared – what should I do?

The ConversationTo pass tomorrow’s exam, cramming might help you write more on the paper than you would have without doing any form of study, depending on how stressed out you are. But it certainly won’t help you learn the information deeply. You will have forgotten most of what you crammed within a week. More...

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