Should children in government schools be subjected to ideas and ideologies in such a way as they are persuaded by them?
Across our campuses a control revolution has developed that threatens to undermine what remains of the autonomous and self managed university.
But newspapers have shown that giving something away means eventually that consumers expect all of it to be free. MOOCs may undermine the university business model rather than save it.
If there is one challenge that our new Education Minister needs to meet straight away – it is making sure every child with disability in Australia can get a decent education.
I am proposing that Australia should generate its own unique teacher education policy reform so as to position itself as a global leader.
Academics lunge at every new technology and pedagogy in a desperate effort to achieve relevance.
Children and adolescents often complain that history is boring. It is not. It teaches us about our present as well as our past. But it is taught so that it is boring.
Academic standards have slipped ever since the influx of massive numbers of foreign students. Higher education is not what it was before.
Why don't universities, as a group, invest in platforms that support collaboration in teaching and learning, just as they do for high-end research?
A couple of years ago the combination of subsidies and fee income saw the resources of private schools put public schools in the shade.
It is rare that an opportunity presents itself for a Government to save money by spending money. And yet, investment in childcare and early learning offers just such an opportunity.
Over the past decade or so, subsidies for childcare have grown continuously and rapidly to the point where they now pose a real threat to long-term budget sustainability.