Professor Stephen Parker AO

Professor Stephen Parker AO

National Sector Leader, Education

Articles by Professor Stephen Parker AO

Government & Public Sector

Australia’s tertiary education sector: small steps towards big change

‘Big bang’ reform of the tertiary sector now appears off the agenda. In this term of government, reform is likely to be more incremental in nature.

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Government & Public Sector

University degrees pay dividends for men, but women still trail

With far higher numbers of young people attending university than in the past, the value of a university degree is often now questioned. But a new KPMG report, Is tertiary…

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Social Impact

Reach for the stars with trained minds and skilled hands: Reimagining tertiary education in Australia

In a report published today written with Andrew Dempster and Mark Warburton, I argue we need to move away from the binary division between higher education and vocational education and training.

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Government & Public Sector

TAFE: champions of education equity and training

Through their support of key student cohorts, close community engagement, industry partnerships, and industry-leading training, Victorian TAFEs have a vital role in sustaining and growing Victoria’s prosperity into the future.

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Government & Public Sector

Education systems, governments and employers need to work together to develop new ways of learning

Greater Western Sydney and other regions are on the cusp of transformative change. This calls for education, government and employers to work together.

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Government & Public Sector

What do higher education and the music industry have in common?

What, how and when students learn will all fundamentally change in education in the future.

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Government & Public Sector

The UK is rethinking university degrees and Australia should too

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.

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Government & Public Sector

Education needs to prepare students to solve emerging problem not the problems of the past

Education systems are preparing students for forms of work that are disappearing. We focus on solving existing, rather than emerging, problems. Without urgent action, Australia risks being left behind

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Government & Public Sector

Education & Badgery’s Creek: more insights on #Budget2017

Politically, I believe it is likely the Senate will agree to the Budget measures, after some arm-wrestling. The groundwork has probably already been done, the flashpoints of the 2014 proposals have been removed, and the feeling that “it could have been worse” will make the proposals more palatable.

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