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Teaching to NAPLAN leading to Australia's falling PISA scores: expert Opinion - Posted on 10 May 2018

A/Prof Jihyun Lee represented the UNSW in NAPLAN media briefing organized by Media Centre for Education Research.

It's time for a bipartisan approach to education Opinion - Posted on 1 November 2017

Ahead of a UNSW panel discussion about the impact of inequality on a child's education, Adrian Piccoli and Jihad Dib reframe the debate about Australian education.

How to maintain the balance between boundaries and freedom in secondary school parenting Opinion - Posted on 18 July 2017

Of the four people central to secondary school students’ learning and achievement: the student, the parent (or carer), the teacher, and the peers, without question the most influential is the student, writes Andrew Martin.

Why the most successful students have no passion for school Opinion - Posted on 7 March 2017

Jihyun Lee's research has found that a student doesn’t need to be passionate about school to be academically successful. 

Preparing elite athletes for transition to life after sport should begin in childhood Opinion - Posted on 28 February 2017

As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are important things to consider long before this, writes Andrew Martin.

How to tell if your child’s educational needs are being met at school Opinion - Posted on 2 February 2017

Teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes, improving motivation and resilience.

Gifted and talented students are neglected by our schools Opinion - Posted on 29 September 2016

Of all the various groups of learners in our school systems, it is the gifted and talented – potentially the nation's intellectual and academic elite – who have suffered the largest declines in achievement during recent years, writes Jennifer Jolly.

Writing Events Give PhD Students the Support Often Lacking in Universities Opinion - Posted on 15 November 2015

Students are embracing opportunities to take part in competitions that improve their written communication skills, write Sue Starfield and Claire Aitchison.

Why Students Make Silly Mistakes In Class (And What Can Be Done) Opinion - Posted on 16 October 2015

The key to avoiding silly mistakes is practising to the point where procedures become automatic, writes Greg Ashman.

Study Confirms HSC Exams Source of Major Stress to Adolescents Opinion - Posted on 11 September 2015

A survey of Year 12 students from schools across Sydney found 42% registered anxiety symptoms high enough to be of clinical concern, write Ben North, Miraca Gross and Susen Smith.