Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here's how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.
A developmental psychologist explains how she uses Harry Potter books to make child development more relatable to first-year college students, many of whom grew up on the wildly popular books.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
The beginning of a new school term is often met with resistance from kids who would prefer to stay on school holidays. But for some parents, getting their kids to go to school is an ongoing battle.
Needs-based funding is necessary, but it can only do so much. It's much more effective if we don't have schools with high concentrations of poverty and disadvantage.
Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Australian students, on average, reported a poorer sense of belonging at school than the OECD average. But issues with sense of belonging aren't distributed evenly across the population.
There's been a drop in the number of people enrolling in teacher preparation courses. This is due to problems such as pay, professional autonomy, and a national obsession with standardised testing.
30 skill priority areas will be free from the beginning of 2019 in Victoria. Students will feel the most benefit, while private providers say the policy is not equitable.
The role of general capabilities in a subject-based curriculum has been a recurring theme in Australian curriculum history.
Australia has been having the same disagreement about what and how history should be taught. We need to move on and listen to the evidence so our children have the best history education possible.
There are benefits and drawbacks to both formative and summative assessment. Both are important parts of a rigorous assessment program.
Funding debates dominated most education policy talks in 2017, but discussions look to be extending past the dollar value in 2018 with a number of high profile reports due for release.
It can be hard to get into a study groove, but removing distractions, getting enough sleep, self-testing, spacing out your study and creating memory aids can help students succeed.