New voices sought to hush Chinese whisperson 12 June, 2013
The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) has launched a new competition calling on Australians to contribute to the nation’s conversation on China.
Science and maths required for all – no short cuts if nation to improve, report argueson 05 June, 2013
Students could be required to study science and maths through to the senior school years and both subjects beefed up as prerequisite to science-related university courses if key findings from research carried out at the request of Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, are acted on.
New study shows genetics has a role in differences in educationon 31 May, 2013
A worldwide consortium of medical researchers and social scientists has found tiny changes to a person's genetic sequence are associated with educational level.
$16m research centre to boost global teachingon 07 May, 2013
The University of Queensland will lead a consortium, including the University of Melbourne and the Australian Council for Educational Research, which has been awarded $16 million to establish a Science of Learning Research Centre designed to improve teaching across Australia and abroad.
Study reveals learning disabilities affect up to 10 per cent of children and co-occur at higher than expected rateson 26 April, 2013
Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.
Graduates find mixed results in labour marketon 12 March, 2013
New research on the absorption of recent graduates into the labour market has revealed wide differences in how readily graduates from various fields of study and university groups find jobs to match their level of education.
Maths and girlson 26 February, 2013
The percentage of girls studying no maths for their HSC has more than doubled in the past decade, a report co-authored by University of Sydney researchers shows.
Culture counts in making Chinese maths-smarton 26 February, 2013
Chinese Australians consistently outperform their peers in mathematics and according to QUT researcher Michael Mu this is not only because of pushy parents or motivated students.
Mental health problems common in studentson 26 February, 2013
Contrary to what might be expected, for many young people, becoming unwell does not trigger an immediate need to get help from those around them.
Australians’ view of international students is overwhelmingly positiveon 26 February, 2013
The Australian community and business has an overwhelmingly positive view of international students attending Australian universities, according to new research into public awareness of the higher education system.