How sex ed can save the workplace and the world

A young student reveals he’s had “regular, valuable and powerful talks” about consent and respect but they haven’t had the “intended and crucial impact. One educator explains what should be done. By Georgia Carr I have sat in sex education classrooms and been amazed by what I’ve seen. Teachers who taught consent in great detail

Adults made the media mess

Social media platform Facebook pulled the plug on Australian news last week after a tussle between the government and the digital giant. What does that mean for Australian educators and students? What are the ways we can combat misinformation and disinformation? And how far along are we in the struggle to teach media literacy (answers

IS THE LECTURE DEAD?

Universities all over Australia are welcoming back students – but what will the learning experience look like? The Australian National University’s vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt told staff last week:: “We need our teachers to be more than just people who stand at the front of the lecture hall or before a video camera. We need them

We must embed the full histories of this Country or rob all Australian students of understanding our home

By Marnee Shay and Rhonda Oliver

We come together as Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal collaborators with a strong desire to see the excellent policy reforms in Indigenous education in Australia come to life.

Six factors that impact student mental health

By Wendy Larcombe

For one in three university students in our study, their experiences are negative. This appears to contribute to a spiral of stress, disengagement and mental health difficulties.

Ditching school-based courses cuts passion and wonder. Shame the bureaucrats don’t see that.

By Cathie Burgess

After Pauline Hanson was elected, one school fought rising racism with a school-developed subject.

Curriculum review: where was NESA’s consultation?

By Debra Batley

NESA’s announcement last Monday about its curriculum overhaul had several disturbing aspects to it, writes Debra Batley.

Giving up tenure: “I won’t pretend that I’m not a bit scared about this decision.”

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Ange Fitzgerald An introduction from Kimberley It is widely acknowledged that these are turbulent times in the Australian tertiary sector. Many universities are facing significant budget deficits in 2020 and into the near future largely as a result of international students being unable to return during the COVID-19 pandemic. For academics,

Farewell Maralyn Parker

There is one underlying theme connecting Maralyn Parker’s  many careers – and that is the strength of her

COVID-19 has destroyed academic careers & stalled equity in our universities: Death knell or opportunity?

By Troy Heffernan

In mid-March, my university sent me and my colleagues home to work remotely for what everyone thought would be a week, maybe ten days. It was meant to be just enough time for Victoria to get on top of the virus that was increasingly in the news. More than 280 days later, most of us