The parlous state of the vocational education sector was yesterday the subject of a spirited address to the National Press Club by Jennifer Westacott
Where new online and innovative offerings are beginning to threaten the traditional degree, is the demand-driven higher education system on its last legs?
One of the fundamental reasons why public expenditure on tertiary education is so low in Australian is international students pick up the slack.
What, how and when students learn will all fundamentally change in education in the future.
After 30 years of constant expansion, some complain that universities have become too vocational in nature – too focused on jobs, not enough on the art of inquiry.
Consumers of universities’ stock in trade – their degrees – might reasonably assume that the higher the ranking the better that university is at teaching. But this is not necessarily true.