National Evidence Institute: let’s push for quality of USE, not just quality of evidence

By Mark Rickinson

The use of evidence in education has never had a higher profile. In Australia much interest in school evidence use has been sparked by the promise to develop an ‘independent national evidence institute’ as part of the recent National School Reform Agreement. It is how this institute will work that interests me. The aim of

What does success mean to you? Be surprised what it means to our uni students

By Sarah O'Shea and Janine Delahunty

If you asked a university student nearing the end of their undergraduate degree what success meant to them,

ESports (videogame playing) recognised as school sport in Australia. Let the games begin

By Ruth Jeanes, Michael Phillips and Neil Selwyn

Although many sports fans might not realise it, some of the biggest sporting events of the past five years have involved organised competitive videogame playing called ‘eSports’. The most successful eSports players and teams complete on a professional basis for massive prize money in front of arena crowds of thousands of paying spectators, bolstered by

How socioeconomic background makes a difference in education outcomes

By Lien Pham

Educational disadvantage is a significant factor in students’ educational outcomes. In Australia there is a staggering level of

Artificial intelligence in Schools: An Ethical Storm is Brewing

By Erica Southgate

‘Artificial intelligence will shape our future more powerfully than any other innovation this century. Anyone who does not

Ban smart phones in schools. Not because they’re disruptive but because of this

By Janine Aldous Arantes

Largely missing from the ban-phones-in-schools debate are the opinions of important regulatory bodies such as the Australian Competition

Is there a need for multi-faith education in all Australian schools?

By Amanda Keddie, Jane Wilkinson, Lucas Walsh and Luke Howie

Australia’s diversity is frequently celebrated by politicians as a multicultural success story. Schools, particularly public schools, educating children with diverse cultural and social backgrounds, are seen as the lynchpin to such success. Yet schools and other education sites in Australia constantly confront tensions and difficulties in their efforts to be inclusive and to create a

Students with disability have a right to inclusive education: Reviewing the Melbourne Declaration

By Shiralee Poed, Linda Graham, Kate de Bruin, Cátia Malaquias, Ilektra Spandagou, Jenna Gillett-Swan, Emily Cukalevski, Peter Walker, Marijne Medhurst, Haley Tancredi, Kathy Cologon

Students with disability were not identified as an explicit priority within the Melbourne Declaration, a statement that was agreed back in 2008 by all Education Ministers in Australia. It stated that the main goal for education in Australia should be equity and excellence for all young Australians and outlined a commitment to action. Now the

Teachers also are affected by the ‘school choice’ policies dividing Australia

By Meghan Stacey

What is it like to be a teacher? Often when we hear talk about teachers, whether in popular