The University of Adelaide wants to spend class time doing social activities and leave the passive lectures for home.
The University of Adelaide is planning to completely phase out lectures. Is this change good for learning?
Allen & Unwin
Many child narrators in adult fiction are precocious. This enables them to describe events and people in ways that would not be possible for ordinary children of their age.
Libertarians, such as David Leyonhjelm, refuse to see anything but individual liberty as having decisive moral weight.
David Leyonhjelm is a conviction politician whose positions are governed by principle, not populism. But he is exposing the disturbing moral thinness of the libertarian principles he espouses.
9/11 ‘Truthers’ at a protest in Los Angeles.
We’ve just seen another mass shooting in the US. This time it was a church, and race hate was the cause. Other times it’s a school, or a cinema, or a university, or a shopping mall. By now, the script…
Do you want your child to be the oldest or youngest in the class?
There's no national school starting age in Australia, so how do you know when to send them to school?
We wouldn’t get very far without lubricin keeping our joints moving.
You may not have heard of the protein lubricin, but it's what keeps your body moving. And now it's being used to treat disease and produce new therapeutics.
The concept of a timely and dignified death has been replaced by an imperative to keep us alive at all costs.
We all die eventually, of course, but these days it's very hard for doctors and loved ones to let patients and relatives die without doing "whatever it takes".
The senate’s wind inquiry has recommended increasing regulation for wind farms.
Wind turbines have got Canberra in a spin this week. But does the industry need more regulation?
More than 84% of households in Berlin rent their home.
Many of the reasons housing is more affordable outside Australia stem from government intervention.
Rules are in place, but what happens when the protocols of disclosure are not met?
The recent sacking of two high-profile Canadian journalists highlights the difficulties media employees face in navigating the tricky terrain of conflicts of interest.
Fan tributes on Oscar Wilde’s tomb.
The desire to connect with literary places supports a substantial tourist trade. And the reasons why people embark on literary pilgrimages are as diverse as the kinds of fiction that inspire them.
What’s the link between chocolate cake and a cashless economy?
Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com
How could a cashless economy make you gain weight? It's all about the pain in your brain.
Australia’s reaction to revelations that its citizens were fighting for IS follows a pattern of intellectual and state fear-mongering.
If governments are to maintain public support for their military ventures, war narratives must be kept simple and consistent. The underlying message must not change: the West is always the innocent victim of terrorism, never its perpetrator.
A NSW programme in which prisoners train stray dogs as part of their rehabilitation is one of a number of innovations adopted in recent years.
Approaches to crime that rely on punitive methods have proved to be ineffective and counter-productive. Rehabilitation programmes not only prevent crime, but are cost-effective and practical.
Mustela erminea), feral cats ( Felis catus), red foxes ( Vulpes vulpes) and black rats ( Rattus rattus) are invasive predators in different parts of the world.
Clockwise from top left: Sabec/commons.wikimedia.org (CC BY-SA 3.0); T Doherty; CSIRO/commons.wikimedia.org (CC BY 3.0); 0ystercatcher/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Research published this week shows saving wildlife is much more complicated than killing introduced predators. Killing predators often doesn't work, and is sometimes actually worse for native wildlife.
It’s impossible to compare student work against a database of sources because each pay-for plagiarised assignment is a bespoke creation.
We could be fooled into thinking pay-for plagiarism is a modern, high-tech invention. However, the internet merely supports the logistics.
If the proposals are agreed, they could delay the market entry of generic medicines in the region – and the impact will be felt around the world.
Seven rounds of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership have already taken place with virtually no public debate. The next round of negotiations begins today in Kyoto, Japan.
Is justice being done?
Men are still getting away with blaming jealousy for killing women.
Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first – and so far only – female premier, has died at the age of 76.
The career of late former Victorian premier Joan Kirner illustrated the story of the Australian Left from the Whitlam era to the present day.
Myanmar has carried out discriminatory policies against the Rohingya for decades.
Despite international pressure, Myanmar’s government intends to continue the decades-long program of discriminatory policies against the Rohingya that denies them their human rights.