Research Library

This library contains a range of publications we have referred to or utilised as part of our evidence base to inform the design of the Inventorium, and the focus of the team. The list is not exhaustive, but is offered here as those items we could freely download and share with you to help you gain deeper insight and understanding in some of the areas we consider.


8 Digital Life Skills All Children Need – and a plan for teaching them – explores the notion of digital skills and intelligence as DQ like IQ (intelligence) and EQ (emotional intelligence). Publication details: Yuyhen Park Yuyhen (2016) World Economic Forum website.

9 Ways to know your Smartphone is a Problem – insight into impact of Smartphone on our lives and how to manage this. Publication details: Dr Mark Williams (2019) from website.

Development of the concept of Inferential Validity – idea of being able to infer something from something else. Publication details: Moshman, D. and Franks, B. A., (1986). Educational Psychology Papers and Publications. 53

Introduction to Decision Intelligence – growing area of AI on how choices are made. Publication details: Kozyrkov, C. (2019)

Key Skills for the 21st Century: An evidence review – schools need to shift from being an ATAR factory to cognitive skills development. Publication details: Lamb, S., Maire, Q. & Doecke,E. (2017) Education Future Frontiers: NSW Department of Education.

Nuances on the interplay of Competition and Cooperation: Towards a Theory of Coopetition – proposes a new model that integrates competition and cooperation between organisations. Publication details: Gnyawali, D. R. & Charleton, T. R. (2018) Journal of Management, 44(7): 2511-2534.

Scenarios for ICT-related Education: A Qualitative Meta Analysis – looks at the role ICT can play in education. Publication details: Snijders, D., van der Duin, P., Marchau, V. & Janssen van Doorn, G. (2018) Journal of Future Studies, 23(2): 13-28.

The Artist and The Innovator: Love the Problem – looks at the roots of entrepreneurship. Publication details: Maurya, A. (2019) Lean Stack Blog.

Digital Delivery: Converting face to face training to Virtual Delivery. Publication Details: Kineo and the Oxford Group (2020).

Visible Learning for Teachers: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses
relating to achievement.
Publication Details: Hattie, J. A. C. (2008). Routledge: Oxfordswhire.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON TEACHING AND LEARNING IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND. Publication Details: Flack, C. B., Walker, L., Bickerstaffe, A.,Earle, H. & Margetts, C. (2020) Pivot Professional Learning, Australia.


A Systematic Review of Career Adaptability Literature and Future Outlook - article on the skills and readiness of people to transition in different career challenges. Publication details: Johnston, C. S. (2018) Journal of Career Assessment, 26(1): 3-30.

Connecting the Worlds of Learning and Work: Prioritising school-industry partnerships in Australia’s education system - call for a range of different school and industry partnerships to bring the two closer together. Publication details: Torii, K. (2018) Mitchell Report No 2. Mitchell Institute.

Personalised Learning? New insights into fostering learning capacity - explores equalising opportunity through personalising learning. Publication details: Jervala, S. (2006) Personalising Education. Ch 2.

Preparing Young People for the Future of Work – calls for more focus on skills and vocational elements in education. Publication details: Torii, K. & O’Connell, M. (2017) Mitchell Report No.1. Mitchell Institute.

Research Report: The road to digital learning – exploration of how IT is used in schools. Publication details: Microsoft and Fujitsu (2017)

The Role of Accelerator Designs in Mitigating Bounded Rationality in New Ventures – discussion on design of incubator and accelerator programs and need for deeper learning first. Publication details: Cohen, S. L., Bingham, C. B. & Hallen, B. L. (2018) Administrative Science Quarterly.

Understanding Career Decision-Making and Progression: Careership Revisited – explores career decision making theory known as careership. Publication details: Hodkinson, P. (2009) Career Research and Development. No 21. National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling.

What does Success Look Like? An Evaluation of Mission Australia’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) Program (South Australia) – evaluation by University of Adelaide of a FLO program. Publication details: Skuse, A. (2018) Mission Australia and University of Adelaide.

What Engaged Employees Do Differently – looks at what underpins engagement at work. Publication details: Royal, K. (2019)

Why is suicide the leading killer of older adolescent girls? – calls for research into this area and notes 11% of births worldwide are to girls aged 15-19. Publication details: Petroni, S., Patel, V. & Patton, G. (2015) The Lancet. Vol 386.

Can Australian education become
self-transforming? Publication Detail: Hattie, J. A. ACEL Conference September 2014 – Inaugural Patron’s Oration, Prof John Hattie,
AITSL Board Chair, University of Melbourne


Can the universities of today lead learning for tomorrow? – exploration of what a future university model needs to include. Publication details: Ernst and Young (2018)

Education ‘failing’ as a sure path to jobs – newspaper articles on gap between school education and what employers need. Publication details: Roddan, M. (2018) The Australian.

Future Proof: Australia’s future post-secondary education and skills system – call for change to the sector to be more responsive. Publication details: Business Council of Australia (2018) from

Future Proof: Protecting Australians through Education and Skills - call for a universal education system and lifelong learning approach throughout Australian levels of education. Publication details: Business Council of Australia (2017) from

International Education Digital Engagement Framework Scoping Study – call for a one stop shop for international education. Publication details: Deloitte Digital (2019) Department of Education and Training.

Global Education Risk Monitor – explores 15 risks to the education sector. Publication details: Holon IQ (2019).

Graduate Destinations 2015 – report on the work and employment outcomes of graduates who completed tertiary education in 2015. Publication details: Graduate Careers Australia (2016).

Graduate Outlook 2015 – report on perspectives on graduate employment. Publication details: Graduate Careers Australia (2016).

Learning and Earning – report on the need for education and industry needs to be closer. Publication details: The Economist (2017) Special Report on Lifelong Education.

NAB Independent Schools Survey: What students really think about their lives and school and their future – over 400 students give their voice on anxiety, curriculum and so forth. Publication details: NAB Behavioural and Industry Economics (2019) National Australia Bank.

Optimising Stem Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation – calls for industry and school partnerships to deliver effective STEM education. Publication details: Education Council (2018) Education Services Australia.

Optimising EdTech for an expanded definition of student success – looks at how EdTech can contribute to social and emotional development. Publication details: MBZ Labs (2020).

Peak Human Potential: Preparing Australia’s Workforce for the Digital Future – offers a new infrastructure for learning including employers, education establishments and individuals. Publication details: Gallagher, S (2019) Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University of Technology.

Reimagining Tertiary Education: From Binary System to Ecosystem – calls for greater alignment of qualifications between VET and HE amongst other things. Publication details: Parker, S., Dempster, A. & Warburton, M. (2018) KPMG Australia.

The Future of Education – calls for a shift to inquiry-based, self directed student learning to improve well-being and outcomes. Publication details: McCrindle and Education Future Forum (2019)

The New Work Reality – research and insight into the future of work for young people in the next 10 years. Publication details: Foundation for Young Australians (2018).

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 – reports on world progress against the SDG’s. Publication details: United Nations (2019).

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who should I trust
after all? Future in the age of conspiracy
thinking. Publication Details: Ivana Milojević (2020) UNESCO @ć-mirror-mirror-wall-who-should-i-trust-after-all

Education Re-imagined: The Future of Learning. Publication Details: Microsoft Education (2020).

Radical Thinking for Equitable Futures. Publication Details: IDEO and Imaginable Futures (2020).

A Catalyst for Change. Publication Details: OUR SCHOOLS – OUR FUTURE
July 2020
Prepared by
Professor Jim Watterston & Professor Yong Zhao. University of Melbourne.

Jobs of the Future. Publication Details: Ford Motor Company of Australia and Deakin University. (2019).


Assuring the quality of achievement standards and their valid assessment in Australian Higher Education – exploration of how to balance quality standards with capacity of delivery through use of different assessment methodologies. Publication details: Scott, G. (2016) Western Sydney University for Department of Education and Training.

My Time, Our Place: Framework for school age care in Australia – outline of principles for schooling in Australia. Publication details: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011) Commonwealth of Australia.

Senior School Retention and SACE Completion 2018 – shows that 48% of students starting year 8 do not complete year 12. Publication details: Government of South Australia (2018).

The Demand Driven University Sector: A mixed report card – while expansion has seen broader access, many are struggling and falling behind. Publication details: Productivity Commission Research Paper (2019) Commonwealth of Australia

The Future of Education – roadmap to school strategy for 10 years in the ACT. Publication details: ACT Government (2018).

Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to achieve Educational Excellence in Australian schools – Gonski inquiry second report. Publication details: Commonwealth of Australia (2018).

The Case for Urgency:
Advocating for Indigenous voice in education. Publication Details: Australian Education Review (2017) ACER.


AQF 2nd Edition – outline of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Publication details: AQF (2013)

AQF Review Report – review and recommendations for change to the Australian Qualifications Framework. Publication details: AQF (2019)

Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia – details of the first national early years education framework for early childhood educators. Department of Education, Employment and Workforce (2009) Commonwealth Government of Australia.

Beyond the ATAR: A proposal for change – call to get rid of the normative ATAR ranking system in Australia. Publication details: O’Connell, M., Milligan, S. & Bentley, T. (2019) Australian Learning Lecture: Koshland Innovation Fund

Demystifying Credentials: Growing Capabilities for the Future – exploration of micro-credentials as a qualification option. Publication details: Deakin University (2016).

Do Digital Badges really provide value to Business? – exploration of IBM digital badging scheme. Publishing details: Leaser, D. (2019) IBM Training and Skills Blog.

Change and
Transformation. Publication Details: SACE Board Strategic Framework 2020-2023