22 avril 2019

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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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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What would a more literate world look like?

The ConversationLet us suppose for a moment that there is a magic bullet for curing illiteracy. In fact, what if we were able to take the global literacy rate from 84% worldwide to something closer to 90% or even 99%. More...

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Can anyone teach? Fast-tracking our children to educational disaster

The ConversationGovernments in Australia are increasingly looking to “fast-track” professionals or high-performing graduates into teaching in schools. More...

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Fast-tracking teachers will lead to educational disaster? Not quite…

The ConversationWhile any education innovation should be subject to critical analysis, an even-handed assessment is what’s really needed. More...

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A winning formula: how to pick the best teachers

The ConversationIt’s one of those debates that has seemingly gone on forever. All the way back to the ancient Greeks, people have been trying to figure out the best way to choose teachers. More...

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Twenty years on from the first book, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell on readers

The ConversationA quick Google search revealed that this powerful adage – originally a poster created by The Youth Project, an LGBT charity in Nova Scotia, Canada, and later retweeted by JK Rowling – has been doing the rounds online for a number of years. More...

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The insidious class divide in music teaching

The ConversationA passionate debate is raging regarding musical education which threatens to unbalance the already critically privileged world of classical music. And, ironically, some of those who believe that music education should be made more accessible are arguing for measures that will actually exacerbate that privilege. More...

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Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence

The ConversationThe stereotype of the chess player is someone who is smart, logical and good at maths. This is why so many parents around the world are keen to get their children playing chess – in the hope that the game might help to boost their son or daughter’s intelligence levels and help them succeed in a wide variety of subjects. More...

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Would you admit to being a teacher today?

The ConversationThere are many parts to this complex problem. But there are three things that influence our thinking: government policy, research and our own school days. More...

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