Respectful Relationships Education in Australia: national stocktake and gap analysis of Respectful Relationships Education material and resources final report
The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) helps to create an inclusive and prosperous Australia by maximising opportunity through national leadership on education, skills and employment policy development. In August 2021, DESE commissioned Monash University to undertake a national stocktake and gap analysis...
Engaging primary girls in STEM
The case for increasing girls’ and women’s interest and uptake in STEM careers has been clearly outlined. This report examines the Australian situation in applying integrated STEM education to the primary school environment, comparing it to policies and initiatives in the developed countries.
Review of university-industry collaboration in teaching and learning: final report
This review report recommends short-term and long-term actions that government, higher education providers and industry can take to promote greater collaboration across the sector. It considers how to increase industry engagement in teaching and learning through improved course curricula, opportunities to combine work, study and...
Amplify Insights: Education inequity part one - drivers of inequity
Paying particular attention to selected demographic groups known to face barriers to educational participation, this report utilises an inclusive systems approach to propose changes in practice and policy-making to remove education inequity in the early, middle and senior years of learning.
Writing matters: reversing a legacy of policy failure in Australian education
In the context of national reviews of curriculum and teacher education, this paper traces Australia’s history of policy instability in English literacy education and proposes strategies for improvements and greater accountability.
A 2021 education resolution: keep an eye on the Australian curriculum
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.
NAPLAN Review: final report
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.
The future of Library and Information Science education in Australia
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...
Implementing an integrated STEM education in schools: five key questions answered
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.
Looking to the future
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.
Fostering design-led innovation capabilities
This paper focuses on the role of applied-design and technological capabilities in education in fostering and developing human ingenuity and innovation traits among students. This research is typically a multi-disciplinary effort, often drawing upon ‘play-based’ and ‘project-based’ learning to develop the educated citizen.
The future of LIS 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.
Beyond ATAR: a proposal for change
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.
How to teach critical thinking
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...
Why STEM practices should be taught across the entire curriculum
If the Australian workforce is to be prepared for the future, science technology engineering and mathematics practices must be embedded across the entire curriculum, according to this report.
Jurisdictional approaches to student training entitlements: commonalities and differences
The past two decades have seen some evolution towards a more nationally consistent vocational education and training (VET) system. One of the challenges is to find the right balance between national consistency and appropriate flexibility, to accommodate the regional and local industry requirements and learner...
Education, place and sustainability: a literature review and overview of curriculum and policy in the states and territory of the Murray-Darling Basin
This literature review provides a background for the research project; specifically it provides an overview of two important concepts for this project: place and sustainability.
Education for sustainable cities: the great Australian dilemma
Aiming to identify a pathway through the education milieu to social capital acquisition for transition towards sustainability in the suburbs, this paper comprises an analysis of sustainability education policies and approaches.
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...
Australian Certificate of Education: exploring a way forward
This report sets out a proposal for an Australian Certificate of Education that would be available to all senior secondary school students, regardless of where they live in Australia.