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Elite batsmen seem to be playing their natural game, but are constantly adapting to the conditions and the opposition bowlers. Digitally altered image. Original by Dean Lewins/AAP

Video explainer: Batting expertise and decision-making in cricket

In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
The uneven approach between VET and higher education in particular reflects an ongoing failure to conceive of the two as part of a single tertiary education system. Shutterstock

Vocational education and training sector is still missing out on government funding: report

New analysis of education expenditure shows spending on the vocational education and training sector has declined while other sectors have experienced growth.
The ability to perform and make good decisions under pressure actually comes from practice and experience, not innate talent. The British Council

Video explainer: How cricket captains make good decisions

Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain's mind on the pitch.
Humans and their technologies have evolved together over time. Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com

As a human, I don’t do technology. I am technology

What does it mean to be a responsible, mature and wise technological being? Our future lies in seeking real answers to this type of question.
Sibling competition may have played a bigger role in human evolution than you thought. Flickr/Dmitry Boyarin

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Competition

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Competition. The Conversation, CC BY62.4 MB (download)
Our November episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert is all about competition, including the often fierce rivalry between siblings.
Amy Pieters (right) of The Netherlands followed by Hannah Barnes (centre) of Great Brittain and Rachel Neylan (left) of Australia compete in the Women Elite Road Race of UCI Cycling Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, 23 September 2017. EPA/Cornelius Poppe

Cycling and politics: Australia’s World Road Championships selection controversy

Sport and politics don’t mix, as the saying goes. But like many of those sayings that work in theory, in reality, it’s untrue. Take Australian cycling, for instance. Politics has been a part of the sport…
When separating out apprenticeships and traineeships, it becomes clear that apprenticeships are not in crisis. Shutterstock/SpeedKingz

There is no apprenticeships ‘crisis’ in Australia

The so-called 'crisis' has united both sides of politics, employers and trade unions, but wrongly conflates apprenticeships and traineeships to skew the picture.

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