At a primary school in Melbourne, students learn the skills of engineering by building their own solar powered vehicles, a task which culminates in a race to see which vehicle runs the fastest. We speak to the Assistant Principal about how it’s enhancing student learning.
As a classroom teacher, how often do you explain what you expect students to learn, or how old and new topics are related? The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), asked participants about their use of a range of teaching practices associated with clarity of instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at the results.
Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.
When asked to spell out the STEM acronym, 62 per cent of respondents did so correctly. One in five admitted they didn’t know how to complete the acronym and 18 per cent gave incorrect answers.Read article
A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.
At Warrigal Road State School in Brisbane, the focus on inquiry learning in Science was an identified area of improvement. Lead Science teacher Brett Crawford explains what Science education was like before he began mentoring teachers, and shares details of a couple of his budget-friendly experiments.