Educational change

Commentary

17 Jan 2019
72

Gonski called time on Australia’s “industrial” model of “mass education.” But does the diagnosis — and the prescription — reflect classroom reality?

Report

A review of research literature and policy recommendations
6 Aug 2018
10

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will significantly reshape social, political, economic and technological domains of life. This literature review considers the potential implications of AI on educational provision and how education will need to prepare people for an ‘AI world’.

Report

8 May 2018
362

This research, from an inter-faculty team of professors, researchers and senior academics, considers the question of what today’s six years olds will need to thrive, and not just survive, when they finish school, given the extent of predicted technological and global change.

Essay

An essay on higher education by Professor Sharon Bell
14 Sep 2017
387

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation before the federal parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released this paper, which offers a bold and personal account of how universities have ‘fallen from grace.’

Report

27 Mar 2017
518

Australia's education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success. Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education...

Audio podcast

Article

2 Dec 2016
128

Networking and collaboration are becoming increasingly important for addressing the complex challenges in many social sectors – to help build capacity and create momentum for change.

Since 2014, SVA has convened a network of schools in disadvantaged communities to share and collaborate to improve...

Commentary

26 Jul 2016
93

Australia has a poor report card when it comes to university-business collaboration. It ranks last among OECD countries when comparing the proportion of businesses working with universities.

But this is not all. Australia ranks only 72nd in the world on the Innovation Efficiency Ratio,...

Report

1 Jun 2016
167

The schools and others profiled in this publication are harbingers, early and sometimes faint signals of what education systems worldwide will need to become. This publication is about why education needs to be a dynamic experience, why education systems need to become dynamic to deliver...

Report

6 May 2016
337

Executive Summary

The overall quality of the Australian research sector is high by OECD standards but Australia’s performance is poor when it comes to translating publicly funded research into collaboration with business. We rank last out of 26 OECD countries on the proportion...

Discussion paper

5 Apr 2016
35

This discussion paper emerges from a series of events held by Per Capita with Melody Barnes in February 2016.

Melody Barnes served as Assistant to US President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to January 2012. Ms Barnes...

Report

30 May 2014
400

This report was completed by the Innovation Unit on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). It set out to discover innovative practice in professional learning and performance and development in new or transformational sectors including, but not limited to, education....

Commentary

Article

3 Apr 2014
338

Improving school education in Australia has been a topic of public discussion for some time. In the period 1982-2012 there was roughly one state or national inquiry every year into the teaching profession in Australia.[1] These discussion continue today. In New South Wales requirements (to...

Evaluation

30 Mar 2014
240

This report presents the initial analysis of baseline findings from the Evaluation of the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It comprises analysis of findings from key 2013 data collection activities – the National Forum and National Survey. These activities investigated stakeholders’ knowledge...

Report

28 Feb 2014
30

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership held an Induction Round Table on the 21st of February 2014. At the event, three groups of researchers presented findings from studies related to teacher induction in schools. In the first presentation, the lessons from the Teachers...

Literature review

30 Nov 2013
39

Learning leaders position themselves first as learners, then as leaders of other learners. The inherent tensions in this duality are explored in this literature review. Drawing on a broad range of research from education, psychology and neuroscience, the review builds a picture of the situation...

Literature review

30 Jun 2013
24

This literature review addresses and informs the hypothesis that ‘a culture of trust enhances performance’ in schools. Drawing on an environmental scan of research and policy literature, the authors explore the definition of trust and the ways in which trust is linked to performance in...

Literature review

30 Jun 2013
247

The primary focus of this review is on how school leaders can develop and sustain a student-centred philosophy at all levels within their schools in order to increase the quality of education for all students. The authors draw on research literature from Australia and internationally...

Report

18 Jun 2013
10

Grade R formal provision began after 1994 in South Africa. The significant role of Grade R in improving learners' experience of success in their schooling influences the policy reforms and urgency for Grade R provision. Regretfully, the skewing of the resources to the White population...

Report

30 Nov 2012
2201

This report sets out where proof, promise and potential lie for technology in education. It then identifies the contextual factors and actions needed to ensure current and future opportunities for school children take full advantage of technology for learning.

Literature review

30 Jun 2012
37

A literature review on mentoring and supervision of pre-service teachers. The review looks at the current policies, procedures and practices that are designed to support pre-service teachers’ professional experience. These policies, procedures and practices are drawn from initial teacher education providers and the education sectors...

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