It isn’t clear whether or not block subjects are a form of cramming or not.
Block subjects at university are receiving a lot of attention, but research says they may not be as effective for learning.
Despite the Federal Government’s teacher education reforms and the push for evidence-based teaching, less than 2% of ARC research funding is directed to educational research.
How do you judge a good teacher?
The recent UK budget announced plans to allow universities that exemplify good teaching to increase their caps on fees, meaning they will be financially rewarded for good teaching practice. But how do you measure this?
How content is taught at university is just as important as what is taught.
Teaching is at the core of what Australian universities do, yet it receives nowhere near the attention it should, and is in danger of receiving even less.
Promoting and funding teaching projects needs to be national, and not favour the elite universities.
A government office to support teaching has been put out to tender, but will the university that wins the contract be fair in doling out funds and projects?