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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.

Cuts to University research funding, announced this week by the Federal Government will impact on Australia’s research competitiveness and ability to help the community address major social ills and will undermine the gains made in international rankings, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has warned.

Uniform, responsibility and discipline can help young people develop important skills, new research has found. 

The Gonski recommendations need to be implemented now, or Australia risks perpetuating  educational disadvantage, according to a University of Melbourne expert.

Children should be taught coping skills the same way they are taught to hold a pen or ride a bike, according to experts from Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education.

Former Federal MP and celebrated journalist, Maxine McKew, has been appointed a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Leo Goedegebuure has been appointed as the new head of Australia’s peak tertiary leadership body, based at the University of Melbourne.

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