This paper argues that as the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian federation are tested, there can be few more powerful avenues leading to national unity and prosperity than a genuinely world-class Australian curriculum.
This independent review of NAPLAN, commissioned by New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT, recommends an overhaul of the national standardised assessment to ensure that it meets the needs of schools, parents and students now and into the future.
In preparing this report, Education Futures director, Deborah Corrigan, examined over 200 research articles, books and reports on STEM education, to collate the research evidence and offer answers to five key questions on STEM education.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a member of Professions Australia. Through this alliance, they are working to leverage the power of other industries to achieve their goal of robust and meaningful accreditation outcomes, supporting a strong library and information profession.
The library and information sector in Australia is not alone in identifying the need to take a potentially radical approach to the education of professionals. This paper provides a summary of the themes which emerged during the consultation with the sector, which has enabled work...
This review was conducted to provide the Education Council with advice and recommendations on how senior secondary students can better understand and be enabled to choose the most appropriate pathway to support their transition into work, further education and/or training.
The 10th Biennial International Design and Technology Teacher’s Association Research Conference (DATTArc), previously known as TERC (Technology Education Research Conference) was hosted by Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, 5th to 8th December 2018.
This position paper articulates an ambition for improving the education journeys of 15-19 year olds. It proposes three inter-locking proposals to improve the experience and life outcomes of all young people.
Living sustainably: the Australian government's national action plan for education for sustainability
The aim of this strategy is to equip all Australians with the knowledge and skills required to live sustainably. The plan has been prepared in conjunction with the National Council on Education for Sustainability by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and...
This paper, commissioned by the NSW Department of Education, addresses the issue of critical thinking, identified in the Australian curriculum as an important capability for the 21st Century. It considers the cognitive science evidence for how it is acquired, and what this means for educators...