Arts education

It’s time: Pat Thomson reflects on a (postponed) Radford

By Pat Thomson

One way or another, my research always concerns a “wicked”  problem.  I simply want to know how schooling can be made better and fairer for many more children and young people than is the case at present. I’ve taken this question into research projects on public policy and education systems, schools and school leaders work,

Why we must urgently rescue arts education now

By Robyn Ewing

Australian governments have taken a limited view of the Arts, artists and the imperative of quality arts education for our children and young people for decades. They have neglected or ignored the research that education in, about and through the Arts, especially when authentically integrated across the curriculum, is a strong predictor of long term

One powerful way to beat the trauma of school transition with joy and fun

By Michael Anderson and Peter O'Connor

On the Monday post lockdown, schools again reverberated with the sounds of all their kids in the playground. In this pandemic much has changed but perhaps none more than schools and the work of teachers. For many parents, teachers and students there will be justifiable anxiety about what students have missed out on. There will

Not every principal will love the arts but every arts teacher does. They need support

By Linda Lorenza

Australians have leapt online to participate in arts events. More than 30% of Australians have engaged with arts

When the going gets tough artists & arts educators get going with innovative ways of connecting and learning

By Kathryn Coleman and Mark Selkrig

As 2020 lurches through multiple uncertainties the Australian arts community, already feeling the effects from budget cuts and a stripped back Australia Council funding round, discovered many members do not have  access to the Government’s stimulus measures. Australian artists and arts workers united early in April for a day of action under the hashtag #CreateAustraliasFuture to remind us all how much