21 avril 2019

Share don’t scare: we need to nurture (and learn from) young cultural leaders

The ConversationIf you had to name Australia’s great cultural leaders, who would you nominate? The directors of flagship museums or festivals, big-name artists, the powerful philanthropists who sit on the boards of major arts organisations. More...

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What philosophy can tell Davos about educating for a better future

The ConversationHow do you create a generation that can think its way out of problems and face the challenges of a rapidly changing world? The Davos meeting this year is all about how we can cope with the immense challenges posed by the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – an era of rapid and complex technological change, where our role in the world is resting on shifting sands. More...

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Learning handwriting is more about training the brain than cursive script

The ConversationSchools in Finland, it has been reported, are phasing out the teaching of handwriting skills, a claim that has led to arguments along the lines of whether technology has made handwriting obsolete and what the consequences of this might be. More...

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Recreating medieval towns – an example of why Minecraft is a great learning tool

The ConversationAfter buying Minecraft in 2014, Microsoft also recently acquired MinecraftEDU, a modified version of Minecraft developed by Teacher Gaming to help teachers use it more easily in the classroom. More...

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Race, gender and the stereotyping of young people’s role models

The ConversationThere are lots of concerns these days about the kind of role models that young people look up to. More...

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We must celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schools

The ConversationMoralising commentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are dangerously out of touch with the science of sex, the social research about gender and the realities of the ways that young people already understand their own sexual and gender identities. More...

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A prison education saved me from a lifetime behind bars

The ConversationEducation played a massive part in my life both in and after prison, which is why I was pleased to hear it will be one of the key improvements in the prime minister’s prison reform agenda. More...

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Asian cities tussle for top spot in new education ranking as London left behind

The ConversationSingapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai have come top of a new ranking of how teenagers in cities and states around the world perform on global maths, reading and science tests. More...

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Refugee-run school in Indonesia a model for governments to emulate

The ConversationA school set up by asylum seekers and refugees in the West Java town Cisarua, Indonesia, is an initiative that Australian and Indonesian governments should model and support. More...

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Discovery, settlement or invasion? The power of language in Australia’s historical narrative

The ConversationThe University of New South Wales recently found itself in a firestorm for reportedly encouraging students to use the terms “invasion”, “occupation” or “colonisation” when discussing Captain Cook, who had hitherto often been described as “discovering” Australia in the 18th century, as part of the history of British “settlement”. More...

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