Into this silence the children said – we are not the problem we are the solution

By Melitta Hogarth

“…And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking, people hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices ever shared, no one dared disturb the sound of silence…” (Excerpt from Sound of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel, 1965) There is a silence echoing within government chambers,  as the need to

Academics and Twitter: the good, the bad and how to survive out there

By Amanda Heffernan and Rachel Buchanan

Twitter is the social media of choice for many academics. At least one in forty academics in an institution is on twitter, contributing to the 4.2 million tweets about education every day. If you are involved in education in any way it is probably a good idea to get on there and see what is

Ghosts in the classroom: insights into passive disengagement in the middle years

By Karlie Ross

Students who passively disengage from classroom learning usually go unnoticed by their teachers. However, they can be identified and helped. Specifically, students’ own perspectives on what is going on in their classrooms can help us understand what issues might be contributing to their disengagement. In Australia, research efforts, policy, and school initiatives have attempted to

Don’t trust banks to teach financial literacy to children. Here are some teacher insights

By Carly Sawatzki

For generations, schools, teachers and parents around Australia have relied on the finance industry for money-related expertise and

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

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