Pasi Sahlberg grew up in in a small village in Northern Finland. He believes most kids know what interests them deeply when they are very young, whether it's spiders, bicycles, guitar or drawing, and that schools should be able to adapt to help them learn as much as they can about their passions.
Children are too often turning to Siri for answers to questions and becoming distracted with computer games at a time when the COVID-19 crisis has meant they need to be more immersed in digital learning than ever before.
Dr Amy Graham, a Research Fellow from the Gonski Institute for Education, explains the findings of the Growing Up Digital Australia report and provides practical advice to establishing healthy digital habits for our children.
Listen to Senior Lecturer Dr Sally Baker in conversation with Associate Professor Andrew Harvey, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research at La Trobe University discussing the history, present and future of equity in higher education.
What if more opportunities for play could address educational disadvantage among Australian children? A world-leading new project by the Gonski Institute for Education and LEGO Education Australia aims to find out.