Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves
Education never ends, as Sherlock Holmes once told Watson – but where does it begin? And how many different paths can we take on the journey to knowledge?
This edition of Griffith Review explores the breadth of our educational experiences – from preschool to postgrad, from private to public, and from sandstone to the school of life. Australia is one of the most educated countries in the world, but not every Australian has access to a world-class education. With an increasingly segregated school system and a tertiary sector that’s facing an uncertain financial and philosophical future in a new informational age, we’ve reached a pedagogical crossroads. What are the paradigm shifts that we need now, and how do we get there from here?
Why does Australia still believe in the myth of meritocracy? What does a good education look like today? What is the role of knowledge institutions in a global informational age? What can the mainstream adopt and adapt from new and alternative forms of teaching and learning? How do we bring joy back to classrooms? And how can we better value repositories of Indigenous knowledge that long predate Australia’s colonisation – across all Australian subjects and disciplines?
Griffith Review 75 explores what can we learn about learning. We’re looking for new work that responds to the theme in the form of essays, reportage, creative non-fiction, fiction, memoir and visual essays.
**PLEASE NOTE: We will be doing a separate call-out for poetry submissions, opening 1 October**
Full submissions only – no pitches, please.
Submissions close: 11.59 pm AEST, 31 August 2021
Publication date: February 2022
Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes
Sometimes, we all need to get away...
Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes plots the course of our daydreams, our transformations and our jailbreaks. It takes us across borders and through open minds to places once out of reach. As restrictions lift and confines ease, it lights out for the territory, heading over the horizon to access new worlds.
Where are we now, and where do we want to be tomorrow? And who do we want to be when we get there? As another testing year comes to an end, this edition celebrates what might come next – and we're looking for poetry that responds loosely to the theme.
You can submit up to four individual poems, each no longer than two pages.
Submissions close: 11.59 pm AEST, 8 August 2021
Publication date: November 2021