Education

What Happens Next? with Bernard Salt: The new reality for education

Bernard Salt speaks to rising star high school educator Yasodai Selvakumaran from Rooty Hill High School to hear how COVID-19 has changed the way students and teachers work together.

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Unpopular solutions in education

Tertiary education in Australia has some popular problems, which we have admired for years: at least enough for an EP (that’s an extended play vinyl record). No labels have signed up for unpopular solutions in the last three decades, however. A hard rain is starting to fall.

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Is the current crisis a watershed moment for education?

A choice is coming, whether to revert back to old ways when the crisis is over or use this as a watershed moment for transformative change in higher education.

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Solving Australia’s Cyber Skills Shortage? the right training is a good beginning

At a time where digital transformation is making individuals, businesses and governments increasingly vulnerable to cyber-crime, Australia has a severe cyber security skills shortage.

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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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Strong, sustainable, integrated and mutually-beneficial partnerships crucial for the university of the future

Today, most universities have recognised the importance of relationships with industry, but have not yet taken a full strategic approach towards this.

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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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Has our technical education fallen into a ‘polytechnic’ sized hole?

Earlier this year I was able to contribute to the KPMG Australia report Reimagining Tertiary Education: From binary system to ecosystem. In doing so I was struck by many resonances between the situation in Australia and that in the UK, most particularly England.

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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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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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Reconciliation needs quality education available to everyone and a strong connection to culture

What an achievement it would be that one day, all Australian children can wake up with the same chance to reach their potential, regardless of their race, location or economic status.

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Is HASS innovation’s ugly duckling?

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.

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One size does not fit all: Why Australia needs diversity in degree offerings

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.

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