A national task force could help educational leaders develop their plans to reopen schools.
Due to restricted resources and infrastructure, few schools have been able to adopt online learning as a result of the lockdown.
Hundreds of casual academics have lost work in the COVID-19 crisis. They make up the majority of the teaching workforce at universities but they don’t quality for any government assistance.
A survey of 10,000 public school teachers in NSW looked at how they felt about being at school at the end of term one, their thoughts on remote learning and their feelings about returning to school.
This essay explores the way the social contract between universities, society and the state has changed over the course of the 20th century. And how generations of students paid and benefited.
The federal government is trying to entice independent schools to open by offering them advance payments. But do they have powers beyond enticement with which they could control state schools?
Even before COVID-19, use of the ATAR for university entry was contentious. Now it’s even more so, and universities need to rely on other ways to admit students.
More evidence has come in and confirmed what the government has been saying for some time. Children do get infected much less than adults with COVID-19 and when they do, they hardly spread it.
The Australian government relies on the temporary graduate visa to attract international students. But these visa recipients are left helpless as they face a loss of financial security.
Students in year 12, as well as those who need foundational skills right before starting school, are among those the NSW government should prioritise during the staggered return to school.
With a threatening virus sweeping the world, research efforts across sectors have ground to a halt. But one thing is clear: the non-scientific community has never valued research more.
Parents are children’s first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
There’s more to learning than content. As long as kids maintain the essential literacy, numeracy and social skills, they will be well placed to pick up content they may have missed later.
Schools are online and many students may find this new learning environment challenging. But organising your time and taking effective notes can help students learn better.
People show decreased cognitive processing in high concern situations. Effective communication needs to respectfully address concerns, and build trust, otherwise information may be rejected.
Most attacks happen without a victim even realizing it. And you’re not ‘safe’ just because your device is in sleep mode or hibernation.
The COVID-19 outbreak presents many opportunities for students to develop needed solutions to real-life problems, says a researcher overseeing school project to produce personal protective equipment.
Research shows teachers in US private and privileged public schools inflate grades due to pressure from students and parents. This could happen in Australia if we cancel year 12 exams.
How will the move to online study, and the disruption of routine, affect year 12 students’ abilities to perform and, consequently, their grades? And what does this mean for university entry?
Instead of insisting on homeschooling primary-age kids, free play can help them learn and has benefits for physical and mental health.