Education, literacy & numeracy
The Leap Year
10 Glyn Davis on learning
Glyn Davis is a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University's Crawford School of Public Policy, and previously served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge economic and human toll on Australia’s university sector, with thousands of jobs lost, students forced to study remotely and international students left stranded due to travel restrictions. Glyn Davis reflects on what has been lost, and what can be salvaged.
The Leap Year
2 Chenxin Tu on rites of passage
Amongst her teachers, Chenxin Tu is known as a ‘force of nature'.
In this episode, Chenxin talks about coming of age during a global pandemic, and navigating her final year of school after moving to Australia from China seven years ago. She speaks on resilience, adaptability and her passion for the environment.
Politics and the Power of Plain Speaking
Fast fashion, video games, feminism, equality – these are just some of the subjects Victorian teens tackled at the finals of this year's VCAA Plain English Speaking Award (PESA). But why are public speaking skills worth honing? What goes into a killer speech? And what makes social justice the topic of choice for so many teens who have something to…
Lockdown has been tough for many teens – missing milestones, dealing with school and family stresses and separated from friends. Let’s be honest, it’s been a struggle.
At this online event, we'll talk frankly about self-care strategies during Covid-19 and beyond. How have teens been looking after themselves, and each other, during this surreal and difficult time?
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History shows that people often turn to arts and culture, and to the people who create them, during difficult times. The global pandemic is no exception, with many of us reading more books, watching more movies and listening to more music. At the same time, the arts industries – both artists themselves and people working in the arts – have…
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