Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
Closing the Office of Learning and Teaching removes Australia's national commitment to innovation and improved performance in learning and teaching.
Kindergarteners are under tremendous pressure – doing as many as 15 academic activities in a day, with a shorter recess time. What is the long-term impact?
Schools and universities pump lots of time and money into collecting data on learning analytics, but there is no research to show that such data actually helps to improve learning outcomes.
Differentiation is not about about creating different lessons for every student. It's about teachers providing a range of options for students to demonstrate their learning.
Parents who provide learning support at home can improve their child's literacy and emotional development, regardless of their class or educational background.
Helping your teenager with their homework can make them feel incompetent and can hinder their own skills development.
Art education is an important vehicle for all sorts of learning and knowledge acquisition. Teachers must be taught not to view it as a "second class" subject.
People who think their willpower is unlimited do better under pressure.
Parents shouldn't be concerned if their bilingual child is slower to develop their vocabularly, because in most cases this is just a temporary lag.
Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.
Students reach the middle years of high school with poor vocabularies and unable to work with language in sophisticated ways.
Under new legislation, children from low-income families will receive just 12 hours of early learning support a week, adding to the risk of these children falling behind their peers at school.
Teaching often comes second to research in universities. A group of award winning lecturers explains why teaching is the best part of their work.
Research shows that reading stories with a maths focus can boost grades and also help parents become less anxious about discussing maths.
President Obama's message has put issues around standardized testing back in the news. Here's what scholars have been saying.
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
Problem solving requires so much brain power that there can be no room left for remembering simple rules.
Teachers often view vocabulary building as the most important aspect of education. In reality, there are lots of other early learning experiences that children need to develop.