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Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning
Using robots to assist teachers and improve student learning

What role could robots have in supporting teachers in their work with students? New research has looked into how they could be brought into the classroom to assist teachers, and findings show they could allow for more one-to-one teaching.

Bushfires: Supporting school communities
Bushfires: Supporting school communities

Today’s article takes a look at some of the resources to help school communities and educators support students, parents and colleagues affected by the bushfire crisis, practical advice for the classroom and things to look out for.

Learning spaces of the future
Learning spaces of the future

We take a look at some of the finalists and the winners for the education categories at the World Architecture Festival which showcase a vast range of innovative design concepts for K-12 students.

Building students’ metacognition and self-regulation
Building students’ metacognition and self-regulation

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share seven evidence-based recommendations on how to encourage metacognition and self-regulated learning to improve students’ learning outcomes, and investigate how to explicitly teach students to organise their learning.

The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways
The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways

In his final Teacher column of the year Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, shares his key takeaways from this month’s Forum for World Education in Paris.

Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing
Teacher practice, meaning and wellbeing

The results of a Victorian pilot suggest helping teachers to find meaning in their work and take part in meaningful work practices could improve their wellbeing. Now researchers are scaling up their study.

Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education
Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education

Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) explores the foundation of mathematics from an Indigenous perspective and discusses the concept of two-ways learning to achieve meaningful education outcomes for Indigenous students.

Australia’s PISA performance declines further
Australia’s PISA performance declines further

The PISA 2018 results show Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills are declining, to the point where for the first time in the assessment’s history, Australia’s performance has fallen to meet an OECD average – in mathematics.

School resourcing: What hinders quality instruction?
School resourcing: What hinders quality instruction?

In her new Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson discusses some of the latest results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), including issues of resourcing and student achievement.

TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms
TALIS 2018: Diversity in Australian classrooms

A new report that analyses the Australian results of the latest Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) has been released today. Here, we explore some of the main findings.

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