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Silburn scores a high five from global prize

This year promises to be something special for science teacher Dr Ken Silburn, who is the only Australian teacher to have made the top 50 finalists in the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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Research Files: Students fooled by fake news

A new report from Stanford University has found that young people experience difficulties when it comes to evaluating information they find online. Teacher chats with the study's co-author Sarah McGrew.

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Room 3: Volume 4

Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.

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Rewind: Teacher’s podcast highlights for 2016

To mark the end of another fantastic year, the Teacher editorial team have taken a walk down memory lane to share some snippets from their favourite podcasts for 2016.   

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Teacher’s favourite education quotes in 2016

In today's video infographic, we have selected a sample of our favourite quotes – those that we believe have helped to shape the year and inspire our readers in their classrooms.

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Implementing project-based learning

A new research review offers some practical pointers for teachers and recommendations for successful adoption of the student-centred approach to project-based learning.

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Synchrony in collaborative learning

In an effort to understand how students learn, these researchers have collaborated across disciplines to explain the role of synchrony in collaborative learning.

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Global Education Ep12: PISA 2015 results

The report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, doesn’t make for pleasant reading. In today’s podcast, Dr Sue Thomson from ACER joins Teacher to discuss the results.

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Infographic: Australia’s PISA performance

A report on the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results examines trends in Australia's average performance and the change in the percentanges of students considered 'high' and 'low' performers.

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PISA 2015 brings more bad news for Australia

The PISA 2015 test results have brought more bad news for Australia’s education system with student performances in scientific, reading and mathematical literacy all in ‘absolute decline’.

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Integrating game-making into the curriculum

Each year the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge invites students to design and create their own game. Here’s how one school integrated it into their curriculum planning.

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Global Education Ep11: TIMSS 2015 results

Conducted every four years, TIMSS compares the achievements of Years 4 and 8 students in mathematics and science. Teacher sat down with Dr Sue Thomson from ACER to discuss the Australian results.

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Why it’s important to switch off from work

There may be a very good reason why teachers are feeling so rundown at this time of year. Here, we explore why it’s important for teachers to switch off from work and destress.

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Australian student performance flatlining

Australian results from the first of two major international education studies have indicated Years 4 and 8 student achievement in mathematics and science has flatlined over the past 20 years.

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Teaching Methods: Field trips

She’s been called a ‘true rockstar teacher’ – geoscientist Suzy Urbaniak has planned and led 45 Australian and international field trips. Here, she shares her tips in a Q&A with Teacher editor Jo Earp.

Short articles

Helping deaf students to succeed

Educators working with deaf and hearing impaired students have reported a need for professional learning in a range of areas, including mental health, wellbeing and literacy.

Short articles

Discovering contemporary maths and science

Linking pre-service and classroom practitioners with experts in the real world has led to the development of resources to support maths and science teachers in Australian schools.

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Infographic: Enjoyment of writing and reading

The National Literacy Trust (UK) annual literacy survey asks eight- to 18-year-olds about writing frequency and their enjoyment of writing. Here are some of the results and comparisons with the Trust's data on reading.

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