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Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

Teaching in contemporary learning spaces
Teaching in contemporary learning spaces

Julia Atkin discusses how a teacher’s perception of their own role can influence their design approach when it comes to creating learning environments which shift from a teacher-centric classroom to a learner-centric space.

Scaling up and sustaining maths PD
Scaling up and sustaining maths PD

Rob Proffitt-White shares his experiences working on a large-scale, research informed professional development project and the conditions necessary to scale it up to involve a large number of schools and teachers.

Using picture story books in the classroom
Using picture story books in the classroom

In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.

Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project
Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project

In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.

A guide to videoing yourself teach
A guide to videoing yourself teach

Many educators are filming themselves teaching in the classroom but there is still some uncertainty around the best way to do so. We speak to an educator who regularly films his lessons to get his top tips.

Building confidence in Digital Technologies
Building confidence in Digital Technologies

Over 60 primary educators from schools across New South Wales have attended a day of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, professional panels and practical applications of the NSW Curriculum for Digital Technologies.

Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?
Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?

It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Here, we take a look at what some of the research says about how students perceive Science.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies
Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, John Sweller, has spent decades researching cognitive load theory, and says there are a large number of instructional procedures teachers can employ to lessen extraneous cognitive load.

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