Today's graduates may average five separate careers and around 17 different employers in their working life. This means an important skill these days is flexibility and the ability to adapt.
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.
We have transitioned from a literate culture to one that values speed, immediacy and the decoding of small grabs of words in search for information. But old and new ways of reading can co-exist.
A children's literature professor recommends some of her favourite books for high school kids.
Your children can have a rich experience, seeing different parts of the world and understanding other cultures. And there are several things you can do to support their learning.
While many families are busy planning how to spend their time together this Christmas holiday season, others are planning how to manage their time apart.
Reading texts by and about diverse Australians will change the ways all young people see themselves and their communities. Here are five such books.
If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Some subjects are more likely to get you into university. But more advantaged students access these subjects. This means we have an unequal system.
Books improve kids' vocabulary, challenge gender stereotypes, teach maths and science concepts and help foster the imagination. Here are some suggestions of picture books that do all these things.
Constructivism is an educational philosophy that underpins the inquiry-based method of teaching, where the teacher facilitates a learning environment in which students discover answers for themselves.
There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.
Generally speaking, if your English-speaking child is at least six years old by the end of the year, there are some standard things they should know and be able to do.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren't representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Australia spends virtually the same on schools as the Estonian government, once wage differences are taken into account.
Parents in Shanghai are aiming for their children to adopt Western style values – like self-discovery.
High performing systems focus on the same things Australian governments do, but they work much more intensively on making these things happen.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
Every school in Australia must be built with the varying needs of students with disabilities in mind. This is a worthy goal but achieving it is complicated. Looking at some examples can help.
Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia's education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?
NSW schools are losing senior music students in significant numbers. Teachers say they're dropping the subject in year 12 to ensure a higher ATAR.
Kids can stop music lessons at any time, due to boredom or disliking practice. It's OK to let them stop if they genuinely don't enjoy it, but it's best to test a few things out first.
The ATAR is mainly used as an efficient way for universities to decide which students can be offered a place in a certain course.
For years, we've heard Australia's spending on tertiary education is some of the lowest in the OECD. This is only true if you ignore GDP growth. Real spending was actually going up, until 2016.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stressful life events. Teenagers with at least one close friend and strong family relationships are more resilient than teens without such relationships.