In an effort to understand how students learn, researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne have collaborated across disciplines to explain the role of synchrony in collaborative learning.
08 December 2016
07 December 2016
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.
Tags: international, testing, science, mathematics, reading, STEM, research news, audio
06 December 2016
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.
Tags: infographics, research news, assessment, mathematics, science, reading
06 December 2016
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’.
Tags: testing, mathematics, science, reading, international, research news, long reads
05 December 2016
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.
Tags: curriculum planning, STEM, English, technology, geography, music, Art, coding, long reads
02 December 2016
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.
Tags: international, testing, science, mathematics, STEM, research news, audio
29 November 2016
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.
Tags: testing, international, science, mathematics, STEM, ATSI, research news, long reads
25 November 2016
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.
24 November 2016
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.
23 November 2016
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.
Tags: literacy, infographics, reading, writing
22 November 2016
In our latest reader submission, Principal Christine Cawsey AM and Dr Tony Loughland of UNSW discuss key questions around observing a class and giving instructive feedback.
17 November 2016
The German School was named the winner of the World Architecture Festival in the Schools – Completed Buildings category. Here, we take a closer look at the innovative project and the other schools that were shortlisted for the prize.
Tags: long reads, international, learning spaces
15 November 2016
Like reading for pleasure, an enjoyment of writing has been linked to higher student achievement, but new data from the UK show children and young people’s enjoyment of writing is declining.
Tags: writing, reading, literacy, international, research news, short articles
14 November 2016
Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.
Tags: STEM, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, equal education, pathways, short articles
11 November 2016
The Australian Child Wellbeing Project surveyed 5400 students in Year 4, 6 and 8, asking them about their lives and wellbeing during this crucial period. Here are some of the findings.
Tags: student welfare, research news, infographics
10 November 2016
Wearable tech is being used by researchers in the classroom to gain insights into how the brain learns. We find out about a group learning study and the data collection devices involved.