More than 50 students aged 11 and 12 years old will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to compete for bragging rights, debating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related topics.
A new report looking at why many girls do not pursue study and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) recommends a range of initiatives to encourage participation in these subjects at school to better equip them to pursue careers in some of the fastest growing occupations in Australia.
The University of Melbourne is to join forces with Learning Machine, a US-based company associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, to pilot a blockchain based micro-credentialing system. It will enable employers to verify those credentials quickly.
Australian early childhood education and care programs offer good quality care and emotional support, but more high quality teaching through play is required, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.