No need to go back to the drawing board to revive Aussie kids’ interest in maths, it all starts with a change in attitude.
Education needs a rethink, say Isabella Dobrescu and Alberto Motta, both Associate Professors of Economics at UNSW Sydney. Learning must fit into our lives as a bold experience that is interactive and fun, they say.
NSW public school teachers on short fixed-term contracts report feeling forced to compete with colleagues to stay employed.
Professor of computer science and award-winning educator, Richard Buckland, shares his tips for helping less tech-savvy relatives adapt to socialising online – with as little tension as possible.
Physics Professor Joe Wolfe is popular among students for dramatic lecture demonstrations. Out of class he researches the mechanics of the human voice and composes music.
There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.
For women with a bachelor of arts degree, teaching is one of the highest paying jobs. The opposite is true for men.
New research suggests universities and schools need to implement mentoring programs and provide increased language assistance to help refugees get equal educational opportunities.
Dani Cooper reports on a program backed by UNSW and the NSW Department of Education that places student teachers in rural and remote schools.
When teachers are more adaptable, they're better able to respond to the changing nature of teaching, and navigate a complex workplace.