Generation Next Impact Report 2021

Presenting to you our 2021 infographic report on the impact of Generation Next on young people, youth professionals and the wider community. A special thanks to you and everybody who has supported Generation Next, tuned in on our podcasts, articles, and participated in our online learning program. Download the PDF - [...]

By |2021-12-16T16:00:41+11:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments

Children and screens – making it through the holidays

By Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand It comes as no surprise that children are spending more time watching screens as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and caregivers in many parts of the world – including South Africa, where I have done research on children’s healthy behaviours – have had a hard time [...]

By |2021-12-15T12:36:12+11:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Screen Use, Social Media, Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Buying picture books as Christmas presents? These stories with diverse characters can help kids develop empathy

By Helen Joanne Adam, Edith Cowan University Gifting children books can be about more than just giving them something to read. Books are portals to adventure, imagination and new experiences. Importantly, books can help children understand and appreciate themselves, and those around them. Sadly, books normalising racial, cultural, family or gender diversity and diverse abilities [...]

By |2021-12-15T12:27:43+11:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Learning, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

Understanding the neuroscience: Educating and raising boys

Join Andrew Fuller and guest Dr Michael Nagel talk on the neuroscience behind educating and raising young boys. Improving learning approaches for boys Should schools be organising classes based on development rather than chronological age? The importance of kindness and good role models Listen now below: Host: Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist, [...]

Data protection is a mental health issue for young people

By Dr Piers Gooding, Dr Rys Farthing and Emily Painter  In 2018, a Melbourne high school mistakenly released the personal digital records of hundreds of students. Among the records were details of students’ “mental health conditions, medications, learning and behavioural difficulties”. This was bad enough but globally breaches of privacy like this can be much [...]

By |2021-12-06T14:15:23+11:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Screen Use, Social Media, Technology|Tags: |0 Comments

Can learning shape the future of humanity and the planet?

Education itself cannot solve the challenges facing humanity, but it’s difficult to imagine we can address them without transforming education. With this in mind, UNESCO two years ago created the Futures of Education initiative, which has recently launched a major report with the title Reimagining our futures together: a new social contract for education?. The [...]

By |2021-11-29T15:58:47+11:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Education, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: |0 Comments

Schools are surveying students to improve teaching. But many teachers find the feedback too difficult to act on

By Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Monash University; Melissa Barnes, Monash University, and Tracii Ryan, The University of Melbourne Education departments have been investing in feedback-based tools to assess school performance. These include student perception surveys, where students provide feedback on the quality of their learning and their experiences in the classroom or at school. The hope is [...]

By |2021-11-29T15:35:38+11:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: COVID, Education, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments

Understanding the neuroscience: Educating and raising girls

Join Andrew Fuller as he chats with guest Dr Michael Nagel on the neuroscience behind educating and raising young girls. Neurological development Optimising educational approaches: learning strengths, STEM, career preferences, social and emotional needs The importance of a nurturing environment – finding a balance between supporting and allowing girls to develop their own voice [...]

By |2021-12-14T09:23:49+11:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Education, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Podcast|Tags: |0 Comments