02 August 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.
25 July 2018
A school-based survey has been designed to help schools assess the effectiveness of school-wide program implementation, particularly programs based on mental health. Teacher takes a look at how educators could use this tool to gain a clearer idea of how valuable their current social-emotional health promotion is for students.
24 May 2018
ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.
11 May 2018
'Some have interpreted Gonski’s proposal as requiring teachers to develop an individual learning plan for every student. This is impossible in practice.' The recent Gonski report calls for a new model of school education. This is a big call. What is this new model? Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses.
09 May 2018
In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.
26 February 2018
Maintaining strong links between families and schools is important to staff at Westgarth Primary School in Melbourne, which is why they work collaboratively with parents and carers to share the latest evidenced-based approaches to teaching and learning.
09 February 2018
In this case study, educators from New South Wales outline the development of a teacher professional learning program, run in tandem with a whole school focus on project-based learning.
05 February 2018
There are good reasons to rethink how we organise the school curriculum. An alternative would be to structure the curriculum as a sequence of proficiency levels unrelated to age or year level, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.
06 November 2017
When building basic number fluency in children, strategy choice is the key to effective practice, according to Monash University’s Sarah Hopkins. In today’s article Hopkins shares findings from research to suggest what teachers can do to target children’s individual difficulties in developing basic number fluency.
02 November 2017
In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss why it is important that students are involved in the process of setting goals for their own learning and can monitor the progress that they’re making.