Paying students to do homework can actually improve their grades.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
When academics are pushed to publish and to compete, teaching and research can take a back seat.
More must be done to develop mechanisms based on intrinsic motivations of committed, quality academics. It's important to limit the harms currently being caused by rent seeking.
We are experiencing a proportional decline of men in Australian primary schools.
We have scholarships specifically targeted at women to redress the gender imbalance in STEM subjects. So why can't we do the same for men in primary education?
Current policies aren’t working – it’s time to open the door to other suggestions.
Current incentives used to recruit more teachers to work in rural and regional schools aren't working. But could the health sector offer up some possible solutions?
Offering cash incentives for school performance seems like a good idea, but there are a lot of unwanted consequences.
If there is one iron law of economics it is this: people respond to incentives. Offer an “all you can eat” buffet and people eat a lot. Double the demerit points for speeding on a holiday weekend and fewer…