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Gonski, learning and the case for change
Gonski, learning and the case for change

Professor Geoff Masters AO has been saying recently that the Gonski 2.0 recommendations may provide our best hope of reversing the long-term decline in the reading, mathematics and science levels of Australian 15-year-olds. Why does he say this? Find out more in his latest Teacher column.

Q&A: School success in Estonia
Q&A: School success in Estonia

In today’s Q&A, we hear from Gunda Tire, the National Project Manager for PISA in Estonia, who shares more about the features of the Estonian school system, and what teachers have been doing to support students to reach their educational potential.

Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information
Q&A: Designing a font to help students remember key information

In today’s Q&A we chat to Dr Jo Peryman and Dr Janneke Blijlevens from RMIT University about the creation and testing of Sans Forgetica – a new font designed to help students remember key information.

Teachers and discrimination at work
Teachers and discrimination at work

Western Sydney University researcher Dr Jacqueline Ullman discusses her study of teachers and school leadership staff who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual, or other diverse sexuality and gender identities, and their experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination in their schools.

Action research: Physical activity and student writing
Action research: Physical activity and student writing

Teachers Leah Carter and Hugo Engele are undertaking a two-year action research project to investigate the impact of physical activity on student writing ability. Here, they share the research aims and what has happened so far.

Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings
Learning spaces: Inclusive buildings

Butler College is a large school in the northern suburbs of Perth that was constructed with a purpose-built high needs education support facility on campus. In today’s article we find out about the features that are designed to make its buildings inclusive spaces for all students.

Students’ motivation to succeed at school
Students’ motivation to succeed at school

Australian students are more motivated to succeed at school than their OECD peers, but results from a new report released by the Australian Council for Educational Research show high levels of motivation do not necessarily correspond to high performance.

Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring
Beginner teachers: Induction and mentoring

To explore the nature of quality induction and mentoring practices and develop cases of ‘good practice’, the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia conducted a research project. In today’s article Research Analyst Debra Panizzon shares some of the findings.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and assessment of student learning
Sharing good practice: Gonski and assessment of student learning

In a fortnightly series, Teacher has been taking a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlighting existing work happening in Australian schools. This final instalment focuses on assessment of student learning.

School architecture of the future
School architecture of the future

From a technical school of the future in Denmark to a building that reimagines school architecture in India ­– the 12 shortlisted designs up for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) award in the ‘Education - Future Project’ category have the potential to redefine how students learn.