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

Differentiation is in our schools to stay. What is it? And why are most criticisms of it just plain wrong?

By Linda Graham, Kate de Bruin, Carly Lassig and Ilektra Spandagou

The use of a teaching practice known as ‘differentiation’ has become more common over time as educators have sought to respond to increases in the diversity of students enrolling in their local school. The term is now used widely by Australian teachers and school leaders, as well as policy makers. For example, according to the

More help needed for vulnerable learners in the age of COVID-19 school closures

By Catherine Drane, Lynette Vernon and Sarah O’Shea

During lockdowns due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, school closures were hotly debated. Complete school closures were perceived

Examining the crucial role of remote education tutors: Who are they? What problems do they face?

By Karen Peel, Patrick Danaher and Brad McLennan

The events of 2020 have shone a spotlight on learning remotely from home as schools and teachers shifted their classes online.  However, for many children in Australia, distance education, that is education delivered in the home, is the norm rather than a response to exceptional pandemic circumstances. Central to the delivery of distance education in

Embarking on university study after domestic violence: New research

By Kelly Lewer

There is a growing interest in researching the challenges and opportunities for women who choose to leave a

Surprising findings from new analysis of declining NAPLAN writing test results

By Damon Thomas

Despite the considerable annual investments of money and school resources to hold the NAPLAN tests, almost no research

It’s not just identifying quality evidence, it’s quality use of it that makes the difference

By Connie Cirkony, Lucas Walsh, Mark Rickinson, Joanne Gleeson and Mandy Salisbury

Medical experts around the world are channeling rapidly evolving, and sometimes contradictory, research evidence to inform politicians and the public on the best way forward during this pandemic. A high level of expertise is required to navigate this torrent of information, determine the most appropriate evidence, communicate it, and help work out ways to apply

Schools are unfairly targeting vulnerable children with their exclusionary policies

By Anna Sullivan, Neil Tippett, Bruce Johnson and Jamie Manolev

Australian schools are unfairly suspending and excluding students, particularly boys, Indigenous students, and students with a disability.  Our research is examining exclusionary policies and practices in Australian schools and the impact they have on vulnerable children. The findings suggest that these practices are discriminatory and harmful to the health, welfare and academic achievement of the

How children describe their role in organising the materials in a kindergarten classroom

By Evangeline Manassakis

Early childhood teachers have many roles in a classroom – mentor, therapist, nurse, scientist, and judge, to name