This week marks the beginning of the school year for many Queensland children, with other states to follow next week. Some children will be stepping into the classroom for their very first day of school, while others are preparing for their final year of secondary education. While I am glad that both my children received … Continue reading International Day of Education: To Invest in People – Prioritise Education
International Day of Education
“Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility” UNESCO Today the world is celebrating the fourth International Day of Education. Education has been a hot topic in Australian politics over the last few weeks as state governments debate delaying the start of the school year due to Covid concerns, but we … Continue reading International Day of Education
Women and Girls in Science
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Over the last couple of decades there has been a dedicated push to encourage more women and girls to study science, and yet science still remains a male dominated field. Less than 30% of researchers are women and only 30% of girls choose to … Continue reading Women and Girls in Science
Every semester I swear that I will be better organised and plan it all out. (it never happens) I swear that I will start early and not leave things to the last minute. (yeah, so much for that idea) I even print out the very useful planning templates from the university and put them on … Continue reading Good Intentions
Why Study History?
Studying history often gets a bad rap. It is seen just as a long dull list of dates and dead people. However, I find history really interesting. It can also be sobering, tragic and sometimes, downright horrific. But I believe that if you want to know where we are going in the future, you need … Continue reading Why Study History?
Studying in the 21st Century
The holidays are over and it’s time to get my head back into the books. The art of being a student has changed quite remarkably since I began my first university course way back in the 80’s. In those days … We lined up for hours to enrol in subjects only to discover, … Continue reading Studying in the 21st Century
Life Long Learning
I am often asked why I am studying or what do I hope to do with my Arts Degree when I am finished. Sometimes I find it difficult to give a satisfactory answer because the answer isn’t always straightforward. I study because I love learning. I study to learn more about subjects that are of … Continue reading Life Long Learning