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The Melbourne Graduate School of Education will play a key role in a new partnership between Australia and the Philippines that aims to raise the quality of education in the Philippines by investing in research to support the implementation of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Kindergarten to 12 Program.


Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.

The University has been placed first in Australia in world-leading science journal Nature’s latest rankings.

Dean of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education Field Rickards has welcomed the new standards for teacher education announced today by the Federal Government, but has questioned whether they go far enough.

The University of Melbourne has again been named Australia’s top university in the 2013 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

Teachers are being unfairly blamed for the Australian education system’s problems, where in fact they are its greatest asset, Professor Stephen Dinham will tell the Australian College of Educators (ACE) in Canberra tonight (Thursday 28 Feb).

Academic achievement is as much about hope, self-regulation and curiosity as it is about intelligence, according to an expert from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

NAPLAN is having the unintended side-effect of narrowing teaching strategies and the curriculum, according to the first national study into its impact.

Belief in the centrality of education to national prosperity - shared by both former Australian Prime Ministers Menzies and Whitlam - “resonates today with the charter of every Australian university”, according to University of Western Sydney Vice-Chancellor Janice Reid.