06 juillet 2019

What’s the point of education? It’s no longer just about getting a job

The ConversationSome of our oldest accounts of education come from Ancient Greece. In many ways the Greeks modelled a form of education that would endure for thousands of years. It was an incredibly focused system designed for developing statesmen, soldiers and well-informed citizens. More...

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The three things universities must do to survive disruption

The ConversationThe nature of global communication (for better and worse) has changed. Virtually all young people in Australia spend an average of nine hours a day online and about three hours of that interacting on social media. That means they spend more time online than sleeping. More...

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NSW budget: giving schools extra money only if they meet ‘outcomes’ can hamper teaching standards

The ConversationThis week’s New South Wales budget delivered some good news for education. The government promised 4,600 extra public school teachers, more than 600,000 free TAFE and VET courses, additional funds for building and refurbishing schools, and an allowance for an extra 100 school counsellors or psychologists. More...

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Dan Tehan wants a ‘model code’ on free speech at universities – what is it and do unis need it?

The ConversationThe federal education minister, Dan Tehan, has called on universities to implement a model code to protect freedom of speech and academic freedom on campus. He’s referring to the code drafted by a former High Court chief justice, Robert French, in his review of freedom of speech in Australian universities. More...

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Three charts on: how uncapped university funding actually boosted Indigenous student numbers

The ConversationIn recent days, the Productivity Commission released its evaluation of the demand-driven funding system for universities. From around 2009, until the funding model was suspended in 2017, universities were free to enrol unlimited numbers of students in most undergraduate courses. More...

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Most Australian teachers feel unprepared to teach students with special needs

The ConversationFewer than half (38%) of Australian teachers feel prepared to teach students with special needs when they finish their formal training. This is despite 74% having trained to teach in mixed-ability settings as part of their studies. More...

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Children with autism may use memory differently. Understanding this could help us teach them

The ConversationAround one in every 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum. The proportion of children with autism is higher – more than 80% of all Australians on the autism spectrum are aged under 25. More...

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Fewer Australians will have uni or TAFE skills if governments don’t reform tertiary education

The ConversationA thriving economy depends on strong tertiary participation. A tertiary education qualification is increasingly a prerequisite for access to, and successful participation in, the labour market. Reversing the decline will be a shared responsibility between federal and state governments in collaboration with those in the tertiary education system. More...

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Jobs are changing, and fast. Here’s what the VET sector (and employers) need to do to keep up

The ConversationTechnological developments are expected to majorly, and rapidly, disrupt or change the nature of employment. The multiplier effect of these disruptions interacting with each other has led to what has been termed the fourth industrial revolution (i4.0). More...

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Banning mobile phones in schools: beneficial or risky? Here’s what the evidence says

The ConversationThe minister said in a statement:

The only exceptions to the ban will be where students use phones to monitor health conditions, or where teachers instruct students to bring their phone for a particular classroom activity.

Whether to allow student use of mobile phones is school is certainly a hot topic in education. The Victorian announcement follows a French government ban on mobiles in school in 2018. Debates on the issue are also taking place in Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. More...

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