22 avril 2019

To overcome fear of maths, let’s confront the myths

The ConversationWe all know someone who gets the jitters when they have to make a speech, or breaks out in a cold sweat at the mere thought of being in an enclosed space. That person might even be you. More...

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Does equality come at the cost of quality in universities? Let’s look at the evidence

The ConversationWith a new leader at the helm, a new higher education minister and an election not too far away, university policy seems to be up in the air. More...

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Fair access to university: how the neighbours do it

The ConversationAs A-level results day approaches, students and universities alike are gearing up for the most frantic period in the academic year - the short window during which results are issued and offers of places confirmed. More...

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Free universal education? Not if your parents are on a 457 visa

The ConversationLast week Western Australian state treasurer Troy Buswell announced as part of his budget that any temporary 457 visa holders would be charged A$4,000 a year to send each child to state schools. More...

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Malala: pens and books can defeat terrorism

The ConversationMalala Yousafzai is no ordinary young woman. 
She has addressed the United Nations, won international prizes and was subject of a short documentary on her life by the New York Times. This is in addition to surviving a bullet in the head and neck last October when the Taliban decided it was time to silence her. More...

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Old school or new school? Teach future skills and traditional subjects together

The ConversationThere has been a high profile debate recently about the merits of teaching so-called “21st century skills” in the new Australian Curriculum. More...

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Study links a gap year to better university grades

The ConversationStudents who take gap years are more successful in their university studies than mature aged students or students who enter university straight from high school, according to a new study. More...

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Anders Breivik and the humanity of education in prison

The ConversationAnders Breivik ensured his place in history the day he shot dead 69 people on a small Norwegian Island, having earlier killed eight others with a bomb planted in government offices in Oslo. More...

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My first ideology: teaching reading falls victim to the culture wars

The ConversationWhen teaching students how to read, teachers are ignoring the best, scientifically-proven approaches according to a report out this week from libertarian research institute the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS). More...

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The ritual dance of university rankings

The ConversationWhenever an unfavourable political opinion poll comes out, you can count on one thing: at least one politician saying they never pay attention to polls. And so it goes for university leaders when the results are in from world university rankings. More...

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