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Technology reform full of good ideas, poorly executed
Technology reform full of good ideas, poorly executed

Andreas Schleicher says the road to education technology reform is littered with good ideas that are poorly executed, and explains why educators need to be involved in innovation.

Reform and the senior secondary school
Reform and the senior secondary school

Traditional ways of thinking about learning, assessment and educational qualifications are being challenged. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the three challenges that a senior secondary school can expect to face.

Julia Gillard – why education cannot wait
Julia Gillard – why education cannot wait

In her first article for Teacher magazine, Julia Gillard outlines the priorities of the new Education Cannot Wait campaign and calls on Australian educators to lend their expertise to the cause.

Mapping progress – using data for teaching and learning
Mapping progress – using data for teaching and learning

It’s important to keep in mind that there are three central uses of data in school education. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.

Monitoring student growth
Monitoring student growth

In any given classroom, students are likely to be at very different points in their learning and development. Professor Geoff Masters AO explores why it is important for teachers to be able to track the long-term progress that each student makes.

Poor educational performance – the challenge for teachers and nations
Poor educational performance – the challenge for teachers and nations

In his first quarterly column for Teacher, Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD's Directorate for Education and Skills explores the long-term consequences of students’ poor performance and how this could lead to further disengagement from school.

Schools as learning organisations
Schools as learning organisations

School improvement is most likely when an entire school has a shared improvement agenda and is committed to learning how to improve. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses a five-step improvement cycle.

Learning from mistakes
Learning from mistakes

A willingness to acknowledge and learn from failure is essential for all progress, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Is there another way to think about schooling?
Is there another way to think about schooling?

There is a well-established way of thinking about schooling. But is there another way? Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.

Getting all children off to a good start
Getting all children off to a good start

One of the biggest challenges we face in improving quality and equity in our schools is to better address the learning needs of the many children who, on entry to school, are at risk of being locked into trajectories of long-term low achievement, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.

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