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Maths marvel Eddie Woo on the future of teaching

Prof Eddie Woo – an award winning maths teacher whose YouTube tutorials have earned him global fame and a dedicated fan-base of almost 2 million followers – believes the world of teaching as we know it is about to become radically different. Known colloquially to students as ‘Mr Woo-tube’, Eddie – who is also a…

5 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

Shaping the future: how an AI-powered teaching and learning platform is revolutionising education

The pressure for teachers to ‘reinvent the wheel’ when it comes to unit and lesson planning is one of the key factors behind overwork and burnout in the teaching profession, according to a report released by the Grattan Institute in 2021. Consuming on average eight hours per week, the creative energy required to pull together…

18 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Equity in higher education begins with admissions

The higher education admissions process has come under scrutiny since the start of the Australian Universities Accord, with a submission from the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) highlighting its role in a more equitable system. In light of recent changes to the admissions landscape, HESP Deputy Chair, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, says any proposed pathways should…

20 Sep 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Boosting participation in the higher education sector for disadvantaged students

Despite being under a political microscope for decades, the issue of inequity in higher education has failed to see significant improvement, with disadvantaged students still underrepresented in the system. Policies to improve participation from First Nations, low socioeconomic (SES), rural and remote students have led to stagnation and even a decline in enrolments among some…

5 Sep 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

How this Victorian school is embracing generative AI in the classroom

With New South Wales and Queensland banning the use of generative AI in schools, John Paul College’s decision to integrate it in the curriculum is what some would consider a bold move. The Victorian school has brought tools like ChatGPT into classrooms and now gives students a range of AI-based learning activities, explains Deputy Principal…

1 Sep 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

ChatGPT hasn’t increased plagiarism in education settings, according to new research

A new research project is dispelling the myth that generative AI will fuel plagiarism in education settings, highlighting instead the truth around Gen Z’s attitudes towards the technology. Conducted by YouthInsight, Student Edge the study of more than 500 people aged 14-26 found that a minority (9 percent) would use tools like ChatGPT to this…

31 Aug 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Healthcare

The right way to treat people with disabilities at school

When Matthew De Gruchy was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a rare genetic eye condition, at the age of nine, he did not know that his difficulties with blindness would pale in comparison to the social challenges he later experienced. Subject to bullying and societal exclusion, Matthew, who is now in his twenties, says he was…

21 Jul 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

What to consider before developing an educational AI tool

When Associate Professor and software designer Dr Hassan Kohsravi invented his AI-powered teaching tool, he wasn’t expecting to rack up a series of globally-recognised awards and make an imprint on the, formerly ‘AI-hesitant’, higher education sector. These accolades, however, mean less to him than the satisfaction he gained from improving his own teaching practice. His…

8 May 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


Ensuring wellbeing in international schools

Despite having historical roots, the concept of student wellbeing has only achieved buzzword status in the last few decades, after being thrust into the spotlight by various education researchers. During the pandemic, however, its prominence exploded. In 2021, 63 percent of international teachers claimed their students were facing more mental health issues and an increased…

25 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


How can international schools thrive in a post pandemic world? An international teacher recruiter sheds light

International schools were among the hardest hit industries during COVID-19, with hard and soft border closures discouraging - or outright preventing - teachers from taking up overseas jobs. China, where borders have only recently softened after a three year hard closure, is experiencing a mass exodus of teachers, with concerns its future demand for educators…

17 Jan 2023, by Amy Sarcevic
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