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Four of the top Victorian universities are uniting in their commitment to greater representation of Indigenous Australians in the field of engineering.

A world-first study on innovation in Higher Education by the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at University of Tasmania and the LH Martin Institute at University of Melbourne, has shown that Australian and New Zealand universities are prolific innovators.

Education funding must focus on the greatest needs and invest in teachers and evidence based interventions that work, said the University of Melbourne’s Dean of Education, Professor Field Rickards.

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness.

The successful application of world-class research and the complexities of teaching take the stage in the four-part ABC documentary Revolution School, which starts at 8.30pm tonight.

With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.

By analysing the language of 65,000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.

 

The promise of regional communities rebuilt around knowledge and learning has united two universities of world standing.

Today’s state budget announcement provides welcome support to a number of world-leading education and research projects, according to University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.

A new early secondary school program is equipping teachers to tackle gender inequality and gender-based violence in the classroom.

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