Academics weigh in on improving education
- The Educator
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
“I touch the future — I teach.”
“By learning, you will teach. By teaching, you will learn.”
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
“Whilst academic education is important, it is even more important that the membership of everyone is valued.”
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Number 1 in Australia for Education, top 10 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
- The Educator
Congratulations to our Professor Field Rickards who has been awarded the title of Dean Emeritus by the University of Melbourne. This significant new title is awarded to professors who have demonstrated exceptional and sustained transformational leadership for the University as a Dean. As his citation notes, Field has had a
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is fortunate to be able to award a wide range of scholarships for our students, teachers and researchers. Most of our awards are supported by trust funds established by generous benefactors, while others are provided annually by industry partners and supporters through donations and
ReMSTEP is a three year collaborative project led by the University of Melbourne in association with Deakin, La Trobe and Monash universities that responds to the need for improved competence and confidence in the teaching of science and maths, as a pre-service focus, across the Australian Curriculum
This project explores the literary education of Early Career English Teachers in order to understand the role that literary knowledge plays in their teaching.
This project will examine symbol use, a key aspect of students’ mathematical experience at school and university, and measure its impact on progression rates.
Effective Early Educational Experiences, or E4Kids, is the most extensive longitudinal study ever conducted into the impact and effectiveness of early childhood education and care in Australia, as well as outcomes for children who do not attend programs.
Australia’s current education policies will not address its slipping international rankings, according to a paper from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.
This project, known as REAP, involves exploration of the trend of students in the upper quartile of student achievement not showing learning gains at the same rate as their peers.
This program of research commenced in 2007 at the Assessment Research Centre under the leadership of Professor Patrick Griffin, and since then has drawn on the collaborative work of many educators, researchers, and administrators who share a commitment to supporting every student's right to learn.
Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: teaching in and through the arts.
TAP is an international first for Visual Art Education, providing for the first time, longitudinal data on teacher’s participation in art production, perceptions of quality of teaching, and expectations of retention in the profession.
A 'smart-test' is an assessment that reveals thinking about a specific topic in mathematics.
The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families: An Educator’s Perspective is a major study into the impact of NAPLAN testing.
This project is examining principals’ and teachers’ attitudes to, and perceptions of, statistical reports as well as their skills in interpreting such quantitative information.
This project will establish a virtual classroom where participants can observe and explore teacher and student thinking.
In multi-facetted projects, we are investigating the new opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of difficult topics, particularly algebra, through changed curriculum, assessment and teaching.
ArtPlay (2004) and Signal (2009) are unique community arts spaces managed by the City of Melbourne (CoM). They cater for children and youth aged from three to their early twenties. The primary foci of this research is participant engagement.
A collaborative partnership with Victorian schools to improve student learning.