Playing with every day items increases kids’ creativity and engagement.
Recycled or scrap parts including tunnels, pipes, crates, foam, rubber and plastic parts make for better play equipment for kids than a fixed swing set.
Some social situations are more conducive to phubbing than others.
Looking at your phone while in the presence of others – called phubbing – has become commonplace. But who gets phubbed most? How frequently? And in what situations?
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
The dingo, Australia’s largest mammalian carnivore, has a broad diet that varies across the continent.
A survey of 32,000 samples of dingo droppings and stomach contents reveal that this predator's appetite is as wide-ranging as Australia's landscapes. But medium and large mammals are top of the menu.
Total destruction: Syrian soldiers patrol in south Damascus, Syria, in May 2018.
The Syrian civil war may be coming to an end, but the suffering and uncertainty are far from over for its people.
The vocational education sector has an important role to play in social inclusion of disadvantaged groups in learning and work.
VET’s role in employable skill development is critical. But we also need to strongly support the role VET plays in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work.
Australia’s English-based common law system does not offer adequate protection against sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment laws in Australia are limited in their reach. But changing our tort law by adopting a rule from the Roman legal system could give victims another path to justice.
Teachers can help support students though the stress of their parents’ separation or divorce.
Children can experience stress during their parents' separation or divorce. Here's how teachers can support them through this tough time.
Invasion Day protests have been growing in size and number across the country in recent years.
An alternative holiday for Indigenous people doesn’t address the arguments against celebrating nationhood on a day that causes offence to some citizens.
Protests during the Iranian Revolution, 1978 represent broader struggles across the region between secular and Islamic models of governance playing out.
The Iranian Revolution was a hard-fought battle for those in favour of the Islamist model of governance, inspiring similar movements that have had varying degrees of success across the region.
Contestants Sonya Mefaddi and Hadil Faiza were asked to leave My Kitchen Rules after threatening another team. Sonya later spoke of how she had been bullied as a child.
Bullying is a serious public health problem. Yet too often, reality TV shows trade in insults and name calling.
Freshwater cypress swamp, First Landing State Park, Va.
VA State Parks
Wetlands are some of the world's most undervalued weapons against climate change. They store huge quantities of carbon – but without better protection, many could soon be drained or paved over.
The New Zealand government’s decision to close charter schools has prompted criticism from Māori leaders because some of the schools have predominantly Māori rolls.
The New Zealand government's move to close charter schools as part of its education reform has prompted strong Māori criticism.
Students and staff at universities have many of the same health risk factors, including poor mental health and alcohol consumption.
Universities need to work with staff, students and the community to ensure their health policies are effective.
A new study has found usual drug treatments won’t work for half of patients.
A new study has found more than half of those in drug treatment have cognitive impairments – meaning treatment won't work for them.
Integrating technology into the classroom can have huge benefits. But it’s not always straight forward.
Without addressing teacher concerns about integrating IT in the classroom, we risk creating a generation of students ill-prepared for a digital future.
Children in care were wrongly convicted by the actions of the state.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
Diminishing racism and the policy failure that it causes requires Indigenous voice at all levels of public policy-making and implementation.
AAP/ Neda Vanovac
When it comes to teaching Indigenous students, Australia could learn much from New Zealand.
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.