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.
19 January 2017
Tags: STEM, science, expertise, international, long reads
17 January 2017
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.
13 January 2017
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.
Tags: short articles, video
15 December 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.
Tags: Teacher magazine, video, infographics
12 December 2016
A new research review offers some practical pointers for teachers and recommendations for successful adoption of the student-centred approach to project-based learning.
08 December 2016
In an effort to understand how students learn, these researchers have collaborated across disciplines to explain the role of synchrony in collaborative learning.
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
01 December 2016
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.
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
28 November 2016
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.
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.