Reader submissions

Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers
Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers

A key initiative of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) in 2017 has been the establishment of the SLRC Partner Schools project, involving six schools in south-east Queensland, grouped in two networked clusters.

Creating a culture of development and continuous learning
Creating a culture of development and continuous learning

Western Australia’s Butler College has created a culture of continuous learning and development for all of its staff. This long-term, whole-school approach focusses on improving the skills and capacity of all staff (including non-teaching staff) through various means, including action learning projects and peer-to-peer support and coaching.

Intervention strategies – a student perspective
Intervention strategies – a student perspective

Staff at Queensland’s Anglican Church Grammar School (better known as Churchie), have captured Year 10 reading data as part of an action research project into male students’ perceptions of their reading ability pre and post an intervention of taught reading strategies.

Integrating Arts and Science in the classroom
Integrating Arts and Science in the classroom

‘Consider any Arts or Science concept and try to find no link between the two.’ David Roy discusses how the Arts can help develop a creative mindset within STEM learning.

Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom
Using Drama as a tool for inclusion within the classroom

'To be truly inclusive is challenging but is also easily undertaken with thought and sometimes a re-positioning of default language and practice.' David Roy, Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts discusses the keys to inclusive practices in the classroom.

Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it’s simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.

Creating a positive practicum experience
Creating a positive practicum experience

In our latest reader submission, two supervising teachers and two pre-service teachers who worked together in Semester One 2017 reflect on the elements that helped drive a positive practicum experience for everyone involved.

Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative
Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative

Being asked to present to the entire class can be a nerve-racking experience for students. In our latest reader submission, two US educators explain how ‘Speed Sharing’ can be an effective, non-threatening alternative.

Combining samples of student work with rubrics
Combining samples of student work with rubrics

Teachers in any classroom can use samples of work in addition to assessment rubrics to create opportunities for students to evaluate, improve and take ownership of their own learning, explains educator Elizabeth King in our latest reader submission.

Research to practice – implementation in education
Research to practice – implementation in education

Quality implementation of educational approaches can have a significant impact on student outcomes. That’s why the quality of the implementation is as important as the program itself.