UNSW has reinforced its reputation as one of the fastest movers in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, jumping 27 places to be 82 in the world.
There’s no use pretending the teacher doesn’t have more knowledge than everyone else in the room; it is the way it should be, writes Greg Ashman.
UNSW academics don’t just do outstanding research, they also excel at passing on their knowledge to students.
Increasingly, our research is demonstrating the substantial role that teacher-student relationships play in motivation and engagement, writes Andrew Martin.
Video games offer new ways to engage and connect with students, writes Michael Kasumovic.
Mass sackings of ESL consultants and refugee support officers will mean from next year NSW public schools will struggle to help non-English speaking students and foster multiculturalism, writes Michael Michell.
MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett.
Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.
The future of education will be digital, on-demand and mobile, and online mathematics resources could complement classroom teaching and inspire more high school students, writes Dr Chris Tisdell.
A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.