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Education

Report

At the crossroads: what is the post-COVID future of Australia’s public universities?

This report analyses the current worrying state of Australia’s higher education sector based on current funding and policy trends, and provides an ambitious national vision for higher education that re-aligns the sector with its public service mission.
Report

Mapping disability research in Australia 2018-2020

This mapping report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia in the period since the Audit of Disability Research Update Report was published in 2017.
Report

Supporting children with neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term that refers to the diversity in brain functioning associated with a range of developmental conditions and experiences. This paper provides an overview of principles and strategies that can help practitioners to support children with neurodiversity to engage in counselling and...
Report

Some critical thoughts about critical and creative thinking

Developing creative and critical thinking is a major priority of educators and policy-makers. This paper provides an overview of human cognitive architecture as relevant to how students learn and demonstrate creativity and critical thinking. In doing so, it highlights that general creativity and critical thinking...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector

This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
Report

Supporting all children to thrive

In 2021, more than 63,000 children were assessed as developmentally vulnerable when they started school, according to the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC). This analysis highlights the circumstances of disadvantage experienced by many of these children, how inequity of access to high quality Early Education...
Report

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.
Guide

Doing research inclusively: co-production in action

This guide has been developed for academic researchers at UNSW Sydney and beyond, people with lived experience of disability, disability organisations, and other stakeholders who understand and appreciate the importance of co-producing research together with people who have lived experience of disability.
Briefing paper

Evidence decision-making tool for policymakers

This briefing paper outlines tools for education policy-makers to assess their confidence in a certain policy, program or initiative, and decide on next steps.
Strategy

University research commercialisation: action plan

This strategy document aims to ensure that Australia’s universities play a bigger role in the nation's economy, working with Australian businesses to develop the next generation of great Australian products and companies.