Education

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    Raising Heretics: kids can change the world

    How to teach your kids to think for themselves

    If children are the future, then how we teach them will shape that world. But are we, as parents and teachers, raisin...

    Culture October 21, 2021
  • How to COVID-19-proof classrooms

    As the Delta variant continues to spread and governments plan school reopening, what research can...

    Children in Victoria and New South Wales will make a staggered return to face-to-face learning from the second half o...

    COVID October 1, 2021
  • Australia: The still-not-so-clever country

    The next big thing? Australian business leaders who know how to articulate to their stakeholders ...

    Progress in science and innovation in Australia can be summed up in the French expression: Plus ça change, plus c'est...

    Society September 24, 2021
  • Not a science story: education in Afghanistan

    When the Taliban re-took Kabul last month, we asked people with close knowledge of education in A...

    In Afghanistan, Farkhondeh Akbari’s friends and family members are burning their hard-won degrees and diplomas. They ...

    Society September 24, 2021
  • Poorer children “failed by system”

    Study reveals the extent of poverty as a barrier to education in low and middle income countries.

    Poorer children with academic promise in low- and middle-income countries are struggling to access higher education, ...

    News April 7, 2021
  • Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think

    The evidence suggests robots would be great teachers, say Kristyn Sommer and Marie Bodén from Aus...

    C3PO, R2D2 and Wall-E: three distinctly memorable robots that captured our hearts as they rolled and beeped across th...

    Technology October 19, 2018
  • The future is bright for Australian coding

    Haileybury school from Melbourne beat out opposition in the inaugural Lockheed Martin Code Quest ...

    The Lockheed Martin Code Quest programming competition pits coding teams of two to three students aged 15 to 18 again...

    Technology August 21, 2018
  • Robots aren’t always nice, and that’s sometimes good

    Studies raise concerns over robot influence on children, but find hostile behaviour can improve a...

    Robots can exert peer pressure on kids, and make adults concentrate harder at work by acting in ways interpreted as m...

    Technology August 15, 2018
  • Kids’ learning and health is shaped by genes

    Parents contribute genes that influence child development.

    It’s a hoary old debate: how much do our genes define how we grow and learn, and how much is due to the environment? ...

    Body and Mind February 16, 2018
  • Victoria proposes massive infant research cohort

    Researchers announce ambitious plan for five year health project.

    Parents of all babies born in the Australian state of Victoria between 2020 and 2022 will be invited to participate i...

    Biology November 29, 2017
  • Too many science PhDs or too few jobs?

    Supply of science PhD graduates far outstrips available positions.

    A study by MIT researchers makes bleak reading for young scientists – at least if they want a job in a university. It...

    Society February 19, 2015
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