Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

Special Adviser on Education, Global Lead, Education & Skills

Articles by Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

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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Government & Public Sector

Is a university degree good debt for the graduate and for society?

Three years after the unsuccessful higher education reforms in the 2014 Budget the government has attempted to clear the decks and start again with a more modest recalibration

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