Recently, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes challenged the dominance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in education and argued education needs to champion a wide range of subjects including the humanities.
The federal government’s decision in December to take a $2.2 billion cut to university funding will do little to bring about much-needed reform of the post-secondary education sector.
Greater Western Sydney and other regions are on the cusp of transformative change. This calls for education, government and employers to work together.
Here’s the thing about digital disruption; sometimes it takes longer to reach its full realisation than initially anticipated.
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.