In a world with a bewildering mix of fact and fiction, and in which social and mainstream media only add to the confusion, how do we separate out false or dubious claims from the well-founded and evidence-based? Research and clinical psychologist Prof Scott Lilienfeld joins science host Dr Andi Horvath to help us distinguish pseudoscience from the real thing by exploring popular myths that too often make fools of us.
Higher education globalization expert Professor Simon Marginson examines the factors that have fuelled the inexorable rise of higher education in China and elsewhere in Asia. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Higher education researchers Assoc Prof Sophia Arkoudis and Dr Chi Baik examine how and why international university students in English-speaking countries grapple with the language, and suggest solutions. Presented by Jennifer Martin.
International higher education expert Professor Simon Marginson discusses the increasingly influential phenomenon of global ranking of universities, and what it means for students, governments, researchers, and the business of running institutions of higher learning. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Professional jazz musicians and research students Chris Hale and Paul Williamson pick up their instruments and speak about improvisational music as a focus of academic research. With guest host Katherine Smith.
Philosopher and author Assoc Prof John Armstrong talks with host Jacky Angus about the importance and challenge of pursuing "spiritual prosperity" against a backdrop of overwhelming material expectations.
Professors Glyn Davis and Simon Marginson weigh in on the choices and challenges facing Australia's higher education system in an increasingly competitive global tertiary market. With host Adam Morton.
Assoc Prof John Polesel discusses the changing job markets in Australia and overseas brought about by the so-called "knowledge economy", its effect on young people, and the need to change perceptions about Vocation Education and Training.
Guest: Assoc Prof John Polesel the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL)
Topic: Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy