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Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.  

Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds
Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds

When seeking ways to improve students’ academic outcomes, sometimes teachers and school leaders fail to ask for input from those who can offer perhaps the most important perspective – the students themselves.

Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates
Senior school maths choices and first year university pass rates

Choosing the correct level of senior school mathematics can boost a student’s chances of doing well in the first year of maths and science courses at university. That’s one of the takeaways from a new Australian study.

Giving children the best start to school
Giving children the best start to school

Helping Indigenous children get the best start to their formal schooling by modelling the day-to-day running of an early primary classroom is one of the aims of the animated children’s series, Little J & Big Cuz, which is back for its second season.

Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement
Students’ attitudes to school and reading achievement

Can student voice offer insights into how schools can improve reading achievement? A new Australian study examining the link between secondary students’ attitudes towards school and reading performance has found that experiencing bullying has a strong relationship with how students perform on the NAPLAN reading assessment.

Photo story: Learning spaces for inclusive education
Photo story: Learning spaces for inclusive education

St Paul’s College’s new campus in Melbourne is transforming the education of students with additional needs. In this photo story, we take a closer look at some of the learning spaces, and hear from the principal and architect about what’s behind the design.

Five qualities of great teachers
Five qualities of great teachers

What makes a teacher great? In our latest reader submission, David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), explores some of the characteristics that great teachers have in common.

Researching education: Five further readings on parental engagement
Researching education: Five further readings on parental engagement

In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is parental engagement.

Documentary filmmaking in the classroom
Documentary filmmaking in the classroom

Drawing on students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the medium of film, David Chapman decided to introduce a documentary filmmaking unit in his Year 7 English lessons. Here, he explains how he did it and shares tips for other educators.

Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking
Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking

Introducing documentary filmmaking to the classroom is something teachers can do across the curriculum, with students of different ages and abilities. This AFTRS Media Lab learning resource and accompanying teacher guide provides a practical introduction to the medium.

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