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A learning culture for the digital world – something to learn from Moscow?
A learning culture for the digital world – something to learn from Moscow?

'While people have different views on the role that digital technology can and should play in schools, we cannot ignore how digital tools have so fundamentally transformed the world outside of school,'  OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher writes in his new column.

Assessing social and emotional skills
Assessing social and emotional skills

In this edited version of her presentation at ACER’s Research Conference Dr Sue Thomson looks at the assessment of social and emotional skills in an increasingly fast-changing and diverse world.

The lasting effect of educating girls
The lasting effect of educating girls

Improving educational opportunities has a far greater reach than just the benefits for that individual child. ‘This is particularly the case for educating girls and young women,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

The state of the teaching profession
The state of the teaching profession

‘The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers.’ In his new column, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher explores responses from TALIS 2018 where teachers around the globe share their views on the state of the teaching profession.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?
Feeling safe at school – what does the research say?

Most people would argue that children should feel safe at school. For some children, school is possibly the only place in which they feel safe. In her first column for 2019, Dr Sue Thomson explores student perceptions of school safety.

Trends shaping education
Trends shaping education

‘Education must be prepared to change with technology.’ In his first Teacher column for 2019, Andreas Schleicher takes a look at trends in education and how they will impact the future lives and work of young people.

Building a mentally healthy generation
Building a mentally healthy generation

In her first column of the year, Julia Gillard discusses a new national mental health initiative from Beyond Blue. The program spans mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and also provides a critical incident response service in the event of a suicide.

Supporting teachers in developing nations
Supporting teachers in developing nations

‘A quality education always starts with a great teacher’. In her final column of the year, Julia Gillard shares details of some of the programs aimed at improving the recruitment, training and support of teachers in developing nations.

Educating students for their future, not our past
Educating students for their future, not our past

In his final Teacher column of the year, OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher argues the biggest risk to schooling today isn’t its inefficiency, but that our way of schooling is losing its purpose and relevance.

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