Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
This year's preliminary NAPLAN results show Australian students are flatlining after ten years of the controversial tests.
Henry David Thoreau might appear to be very ill-adapted for the modern West – but his writing contains some striking lessons for the modern world.
Do you read Australia's First Nations writers? If not, why not? The time is well overdue for non-indigenous Australians to engage with the original inhabitants of the country.
The children who are least likely to attend school regularly – and do well – grow up in households where the adults themselves have very poor literacy skills.
Writers like Frank Moorhouse and Ben Eltham have proposed new long-term fellowships to support writing. But a better way may be more smaller grants, offering opportunities for travel.
Unlike earlier lesbian and gay movements whose politics depended on visible identities, queer theory grew out of a critique of this – and perhaps that's where Djuna Barnes sits.
Writers have tried pretty much anything to make ends meet: advertising, journalism, butterfly collecting, working as a janitor or a postal clerk.
Seven tips to make you shine.
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase 'Open, Sesame,' passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
U.S. journalism has long championed an allegiance to cold objectivity. But one researcher analyzed Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from the past 20 years and found that they’re suffused with emotion.
From Tolstoy to Mark Twain, the most famous writers owe many words of thanks to their long-suffering wives.
Brisbane's Rock and Roll Writers Festival rubbed musicians and writers up against each other in just the right way.
James Patterson – one of the world's bestselling authors – may not principally be a writer.
The conditions for originality in a piece of writing.
He probably would have been amused by – and maybe even befriended – Trump the entertainer. Trump the president? Not so much.
This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and her celebrity continues to grow. But relegating Austen's work to plots about 'whether the heroine gets her man' belittles her achievement.
With its dramatic landscape, relative isolation and vibrant counter culture, Western Australia has a thriving writing scene. But government funding cuts are biting.
Why you should model your writing on 'lean' manufacturing.