Trends in education suggest an increased focus on the assessment and teaching of thinking skills in the future.
To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.
Reading is a crucial skill, and several strategies can help children improve their reading.
Nana Kofi Acquah/ Capital Photo
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
Aksi lilin untuk korban pengeboman gereja di Surabaya.
Pemerintah Indonesia menghadapi tantangan berat yang terjadi dalam waktu bersamaan, yaitu kembalinya pejuang IS dan kekerasan ekstrem yang tumbuh di dalam negeri.
A candlelight vigil for the victims of Sunday’s church bombings in Indonesia.
Preventing attacks in Indonesia by militants returning from the front lines in the Middle East may take more coordination with Australia.
The 1979 Iranian revolution wasn’t purely Islamic but the clerics, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, made it so to consolidate their power.
Reformists are calling for the emancipation of religion from a state that's seen to exploit Islam for purposes of political power. This remains the most formidable challenge to Iran’s ruling clergy.
The legacy of capping funding for universities will be a less skilled future workforce, and an Australian youth that miss out on the educational opportunities available to their parents.
Discontinuing the demand driven system will mean less people are able to get a higher education, particularly groups of people who are already at a disadvantage.
Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan.
Photo credit: Exercise Oncology Team at Australian Catholic University
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
Avengers: Infinity War is more than empty spectacle, particularly due to its complex villain Thanos.
To some, superhero films are the equivalent of fracking. But they offer audiences transcendence, mystery, a moral compass, and even the hope of salvation.
Ashley Lyons and Heather Mitchell as Cate McGregor pre- and post-transition in Still Point Turning.
© Philip Erbacher
Still Point Turning highlights the stigma and controversy around Australia's most high-profile transgender person.
Hockey player Mark Knowles will retire after the Commonwealth Games.
Many athletes struggle with joblessness, depression or a lack of purpose as they enter retirement.
Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, makes a statement at the 2016 Habitat III conference, where the New Urban Agenda was adopted.
Australia and other United Nations member states signed up to the New Urban Agenda more than a year ago. But how well is health being integrated into sustainable urban development?
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash
At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
Christmas Dinner, Mt Margaret Mission 1933.
State Library of Western Australia
Aboriginal missions were notorious for their austerity, but Christmas was a brief time of joy. While celebrations had a sinister assimilationist edge, Aboriginal people often adopted traditions into their own culture.
Internet safety in early childhood is a new area of research because, until now, children as young as four weren’t able to easily access the internet.
Touchscreen technologies have made it easy for children as young as four to go online. Here are some things to teach them about how to be safe on the internet.
Inklusi pendidikan bagi penyandang disabilitas bisa memperkuat daya saing mereka di dunia kerja.
Kolaborasi Australia-Indonesia menelaah inklusi bagi penyandang disabilitas di dunia pendidikan Indonesia.
Giving disabled people access to higher education would improve their social mobility.
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration is working to improve inclusion for disabled people in Indonesian schools, including in Islamic institutions.
Since 2013, the ADF has permitted members to march in uniform in Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Now, the service chiefs argue that LGBTI inclusion expands the force’s diversity, bringing different life experiences, and thus increase the ADF’s capabilities.
While securing a stable job is essential, dismissing the qualitative experience of learning and its extraordinary benefits is reductive.
New analysis reveals surprising insights into five key myths and misconceptions about Australian university student graduate outcomes.
For a student who is blind, the obvious test adjustment is providing a braille test if they are proficient in braille.
Standardised tests restrict how well students with disability can do, which reinforces the idea that there are things they can't do that children without disability can.
To make sure we get the most out of education, we may need to both broaden our narrative about standardised testing and try to minimise its negative influences.
The use of standardised testing is a divisive topic, and most of the disagreement comes down to beliefs about whether using it to control education is a good or bad thing.