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Tertiary education: where to from here?
The future of Australia’s tertiary education sector is the subject of a new collection of essays by some of the country’s leading education researchers.
A new way out of Australia’s education stalemate
In the face of serious decline in Australia’s education performance, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education is leading the way with a forward-looking guide that proposes new, evidence-based directions for change in school-age education.
Is social media good for you?
New research by University of Melbourne and Monash University academics has found using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users.
Making maths and science add up and multiply
It is no secret that there is a shortage of qualified primary and secondary science and mathematics teachers across Australia.
Inaugural Professor of Science Education joins the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
World-leading scholar Jan van Driel will join the Melbourne Graduate School of Education this September as the inaugural Professor of Science Education.
School leaders must move beyond management
While management responsibilities are a fact of life, the core business of school leaders must be the facilitation of teaching and learning, according to University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education Professor Stephen Dinham.
Hive of innovation found at Australian and NZ universities
A world-first study on innovation in higher education, by the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at the University of Tasmania and the LH Martin Institute at University of Melbourne, has shown that Australian and New Zealand universities are prolific innovators.
Invest in what works: teacher quality is key
Education funding must focus on the greatest needs and invest in teachers and evidence-based interventions that work, said the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean Field Rickards.
School principals directly impact student test scores
School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness.
Revolution School could change our approach to education
The successful application of world-class research and the complexities of teaching take the stage in the four-part ABC documentary Revolution School, which starts at 8.30pm tonight.
Launch of innovative new arts education space
With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.
Women use warmer language than men on Facebook, finds new research
By analysing the language of 65 000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.
Melbourne, Tasmania sign up to deliver new futures in regional communities
The promise of regional communities rebuilt around knowledge and learning has united two universities of world standing.
Preventing gender-based violence in schools
A new early-secondary school program is equipping teachers to tackle gender inequality and gender-based violence in the classroom.
Rapid Feedback for student learning
A new app created by learning specialists from the University of Melbourne will enable teachers to assess and provide helpful feedback in real time as students deliver oral presentations.
Demand on the rise for agriculture courses
The University of Melbourne has made a record number of first-round offers for its Bachelor of Agriculture program in 2016, with almost 200 domestic students invited to enrol this academic year.