There is an epidemic of disengagement in Australian classrooms.
And our students’ education is suffering as a result.
Research from the Grattan Institute has shown that around 40 per cent of school students are regularly unproductive, bored, or struggling to keep up with the curriculum.
This ‘passive disengagement’ can result in students being up to two years behind their engaged peers in the academic setting.
But who or what is to blame?