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Strictly speaking | Epistocracy

The term epistocracy* surfaced some years ago in philosophical discussions about the nature of democracy, starting with Estlund’s Democratic Authority (2008). It taps an ancient issue in the debate as to who should be allowed to participate in electing a ...

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Adapting to online learning during COVID-19

Grok Learning is an online platform for university-level teaching of programming-related subjects. It’s also used in many Australian schools to teach the new Digital Technologies curriculum. At Grok we work closely with our university partners to support their innovative teaching ...

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On the move | April

ALWAYS SUNNY He’s exceptionally good at getting grants ($7.5m), publishing research papers (100+) and seeing candidates achieve higher degrees (4500 during his time as deputy dean of UQ’s Graduate School). USC Australia is lucky indeed to have Professor Stephan Riek ...

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Transforming higher education in the post COVID-19 world

Universities could axe their end-of-semester exams, big lectures and even paper as trends emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education will emerge into the ‘new normal’ with an evolved learning and teaching model. More authentic assessments, individualised lifelong learning and face-to-face ...

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On the move | March

VIVA LA ELLIS Professor Viv Ellis is switching hemispheres, joining Monash University as dean of the Faculty of Education in June after a long career in the UK. Currently professor of educational leadership and teacher development at King’s College London, ...

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On the move: February

ASHWORTH LEADS ‘CHANGE ENABLERS’ The University of Queensland’s Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership has appointed sustainability expert Professor Peta Ashworth as its inaugural director. “I look forward to helping [the academy’s scholars] build a more sustainable future ...

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On the move | January

SUSSEX TO SYDNEY Two Sussex professors are moving up in the world (figuratively) by moving down in the world (cartographically), taking up positions at the University of NSW. Professor Claire Annesley (pictured), former deputy pro-vice-chancellor (equalities and diversity), will become ...

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