Singapore has topped the global TIMMS and PISA surveys of achievement in maths, science and reading. How is this Asian nation doing it?
While we all wait with bated breath to see how Asia responds to the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House, some introspection about how well Australia is prepared to fully engage in the Asian Century would be prudent.
Already big business, education is about to get bigger, with the market forecast to grow to one billion students worldwide by 2025. Can Australia’s universities evolve with the world’s fastest-growing education market?
When the target is budget savings, rather than outcomes for the community, is it any wonder when policymaking falls off the rails. ‘Clever’ policy workarounds risk unintended consequences.
Education expert Ben Jensen’s start-up is a unique global hybrid – and one that many people in the field are still coming to grips with.
There’s widespread concern that Australia’s schools not only are underperforming but also may be focusing on the wrong things, especially when it comes to preparing students for work. So, where should we be directing more effort?
MOOCs – massive open online courses – were hailed as the great disruptor to higher education. Now, the institutions they were predicted to dislodge are adapting MOOCs and using their best features for on-campus teaching.
Volunteering your time and skills through a reputable organisation can be very effective – and it doesn’t mean heading to a disaster zone.
Failure isn't fun, but it's an important step in achieving tremendous success. So learn to embrace your failure instead of fleeing from it!
There are many societal advantages to free tertiary education, but that doesn't address the crucial question - should you pay for it?