schools

Teachers and students

Strong and positive teacher-student bonds are important during the pandemic, says educational psychology researcher Dr Rebecca Collie.

Schools need ventilation for better health and student learning

Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris. 

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Ahead of a UNSW panel discussion about the impact of inequality on a child's education, Adrian Piccoli and Jihad Dib reframe the debate about Australian education.

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As a Federal Government productivity review calls for better teaching in schools, an expert panel will discuss the links between disadvantage and educational achievement at a free public event at UNSW on 30 October.

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A UNSW-Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network team has produced an interactive e-book that is already improving asthma awareness in Australian schools.

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Philanthropy can play a key role in assisting schools and students, but it doesn't let governments off the hook, writes UNSW Chancellor David Gonski.

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Introducing a minimum ATAR for students looking to study teaching is not a silver bullet to improving teaching standards in schools, writes Tony Loughland.

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While more school autonomy has its merits, there is no evidence to suggest it lifts a school’s performance, writes Scott Eacott.

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Reports that Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to back down on plans to strip $4 billion from school and hospital funding in the May budget will do little to repair relations between the States and the Commonwealth, writes Andrew Lynch.

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NAPLAN is a high-stakes test - schools are held publicly accountable for its results - and high-stakes tests are known to lead to unethical, unscrupulous, and sometimes corrupt behaviour, writes Leila Morsy.

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