A new board game designed to teach the old rules of masculinity

The ConversationSome years ago, my senior class on medieval masculinity was discussing an article by historian Barbara Hanawalt about men and poaching in medieval England. We were focusing on Hanawalt’s analysis of a medieval poem, “The Parlement of the Thre Ages” that includes a description of poaching a deer, slaughtering it and quickly hiding the remains. At the back of the class an otherwise quiet student was shaking his head. More...

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Let’s stop blaming ourselves for stigmatizing mental health

The ConversationWe have come a long way in understanding mental illness and addressing the social stigma that affects those who suffer. Stigma is a negative stereotype, in this case about mental health. National and international public education campaigns are helping to bring the topic of mental illness out of the shadows. More...

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Culturally responsive teaching in a globalized world

The ConversationSuch changes are particularly seen in traditional destination countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. More...

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Curious Kids: how did spoken language start?

The ConversationThis is a great question for a curious kid. But it is such a hard question that in 1866 the Linguistic Society of Paris got sick of people writing about it with nothing more than guesses, and banned articles on the topic.
Fortunately, scientific progress in the past 150 years has changed this situation. More...

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Are Australian classrooms really the most disruptive in the world? Not if you look at the whole picture

The ConversationRecent reports suggest Australian classrooms, from the students’ perspective, are some of the most disruptive in the world. But do we have a behavioural crisis in our schools? Perhaps not. More...

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Viewpoints: should teaching students who fail a literacy and numeracy test be barred from teaching?

The ConversationStarting this month, teaching students who fail or haven’t yet taken the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) will not be able to teach in Victorian schools. More...

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Why are teachers mostly female? Because men get better pay in other professions

The ConversationWomen are considerably over-represented in the teaching profession. Recent data show, among recent Australian university graduates, 97% of pre-primary teachers, 85% of primary teachers and 68% of secondary teachers are female. Similarly, large proportions of women in teaching are also observed across the OECD. More...

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Higher English entry standards for international students won’t necessarily translate to success

The ConversationFor some time, lowering standards and inadequate English language proficiency have dominated discussions about international students in Australia. More...

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Lift teacher status to improve student performance

The ConversationAustralia needs to lift the status of teachers to attract the best and brightest to teaching. The world’s top-performing school systems make it a national priority to attract the strongest candidates. Improving teacher selection improves student results. More...

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