Tag: education

Education & Skilling

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

Teaching gifted children

Teaching gifted students is no easy feat. Easily bored and often more knowledgeable than their teachers, these children frequently come in the guise of class nuisances or even under-performers. Yet, like any other child, gifted students have a right to an education which stimulates and stretches them. The question is ‘how?’. Christine Ireland of AAEGT…

20 Feb 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

Other

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

Other

Police on Campus: Researching collaborative approaches to safety, security and cultural diversity on campus

Australian campuses reflect many of the characteristics and differences of the wider population and breaking down barriers and fears is important to enhancing the safety, security and well-being. To showcase some of the proactive and collaborative approaches, including the 'Police on Campus' pilot at Monash University, we spoke to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett before her address…

27 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

Which areas of welfare are in most need of reform?

Australia's welfare system is a complex framework of income support payments and supplements, which is aimed at helping the population in times of need. The Reference Group on Welfare Reform (RGWR) said the the Department of Social Service's cash transfer payments to individuals and families are the largest component of the nation's social support system,…

25 Aug 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

New dual-sector university a Queensland first

A merger between two educational institutions in Queensland has resulted in the state's first ever dual-sector university, which is now open and promises to boost higher education opportunities for locals. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne joined Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek in opening the university, made up of Central Queensland University (CQU) and…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Mining & Resources

Massive government funding to spur mining and resources research

A substantial funding commitment from the Australian government will equip some of the country's top universities to carry out research in a number of key industries, including mining. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne recently announced the establishment of seven new research hubs spread across the country, which will take advantage of more than $23.9 million in funding.…

23 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Social Policy

Give Australia’s out-of-home care young people a better education

Young people in disadvantaged circumstances often have poorer education outcomes than the general population.  Every year, at least 100,000 children and young Australians access homelessness services (AIHW, 2012).  Indisputably, this would have an impact on their education and their future. Brian Smyth King, Executive Director of Learning and Engagement from NSW Department of Education and…

2 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Defence & Security

Social Policy

University attitude: the key to creating a secure campus environment

Kathleen Baty is the CEO of SafetyChick Enterprises, whose mission is to change the way Personal Safety is marketed to women.  Kathleen has been a featured speaker at a number of global events, including the National Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference (ATAP), in addition to being a regular contributor on The Today Show. She…

17 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

What makes for a great student experience?

As the higher education sector around the world continues to develop, it's important to realise the evolving role of tertiary institutions in modern society. While the key objective for these organisations is still the same - to provide a world-class education - students today are no longer heading to university just to sit in lectures.…

9 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia

Social Policy

Prevention not punishment: Helping young offenders getting their life back on track

Trevor Summers is the program manager South West Youth Services (SWYS) at Mission Australia. We had the chance to speak to him about youth crime prevention, community education and the importance of collaboration between different stakeholders. Can you tell us about the Youth Crime Prevention Program (YCPP) and what led to the initiative? Trevor Summers:…

3 Feb 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Presentations: Student Health and Welfare

The 2nd Annual Student Health and Welfare Conference addressed major issues affecting student health and wellbeing in the tertiary sector, including e.g. mental health, physical health, sexual health and campus security. The event brought together campus leaders for student services delivery to consider the particular challenges for the physical and mental well being of the modern…

26 Aug 2013, by Informa Australia