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The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students
The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students

Professor Jenny Gore joins The Research Files to discuss the findings of a new Australian study by academics from the University of Newcastle and Western Sydney University investigating the occupational and career aspirations of Indigenous school students.

Global Education Episode 13: Entrepreneurship education in Finland
Global Education Episode 13: Entrepreneurship education in Finland

Tiina-Maija Toivola joins us from Helsinki to talk about the award-winning Me & MyCity program that gives 6th Graders a chance to spend a day in their chosen profession and learn more about being a consumer and citizen.

Future workforce requires broad capabilities
Future workforce requires broad capabilities

A new Mitchell Institute policy roundtable report says young people are ill-prepared for the future of work and suggests that cognitive, social and emotional skills should contribute to ATAR.

Watch and learn – virtual reality and careers education
Watch and learn – virtual reality and careers education

Academics believe virtual reality could open up exciting possibilities in the area of careers education, offering authentic learning experiences to prepare students for work and tertiary study.

Role modelling breaks down tech gender barriers
Role modelling breaks down tech gender barriers

Queensland educator Ricky Sinclair breaks down gender barriers and motivates girls to continue with STEM subjects by introducing them to inspirational female role models who work in IT.

STEM gender imbalance persists
STEM gender imbalance persists

Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Infographic: School completion

A recent study looked at the number of young people in Australia completing Year 12 or equivalent (Certificate III or higher) by the age of 19. Here are some of the findings.

Infographic: STEM workforce and careers

School educators are being encouraged to give students more information about STEM-related careers. So, what are the top occupations of STEM graduates? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Equipping students with ‘enterprise skills’
Equipping students with ‘enterprise skills’

Teachers can prepare students for careers by helping them develop 'enterprise skills' such as digital and financial literacy, according to analysis of job ads.

School exhibitions - tips to involve all your students
School exhibitions - tips to involve all your students

In the second part of our Q&A on staging a successful school exhibition, Kara Blond, Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, takes us through the roles and skills needed to stage and manage an exhibition.