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The state of education globally – insights from PISA 2018
The state of education globally – insights from PISA 2018

‘[It] is worrying that in one-third of countries and economies that participated in PISA 2018 more than one in two students said that intelligence is something about them that they can’t change very much.’ In his new Teacher column Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, discusses insights from PISA 2018.

The Research Files Episode 59: Meaningful science learning in the early years
The Research Files Episode 59: Meaningful science learning in the early years

A new series of research papers related to integrating science learning in the early years aims to help educators of children in preschool to Year 2 to incorporate the latest research into their teaching. In this podcast, we speak to the paper’s co-author Gayl O’Connor.

Hands-on science mentoring beneficial for rural students
Hands-on science mentoring beneficial for rural students

New research suggests that hands-on science mentor programs can be beneficial for high achieving senior secondary students in rural areas. In our latest reader submission, Louise Puslednik details the study findings.

Learning through play – classroom examples
Learning through play – classroom examples

ACER researchers Dr Amy Berry, Kellie Picker and Rachel Parker discuss some of the characteristics of playful learning at school, share examples of classroom practice, and explain how Australian teachers can contribute to our understanding of learning through play in the classroom.

Infographic: Teenage career expectations over time

A new report from the OECD explores the career aspirations of 15-year-olds from across the world. In this infographic, we look at the percentage of boys and girls expecting to work in one of the 10 most commonly cited jobs when they are 30 years old, and how their career choices have changed over time.

The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital
The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital

Professor Pasi Salhberg from the Gonski Institute at UNSW Sydney joins Teacher to discuss the findings from Phase 1 of the Growing Up Digital Australia study. It’s an ongoing research project that explores how the widespread use of media and digital technologies is impacting the wellbeing, health and learning of Australian children.

Southeast Asia educators make $1 million Global Teacher Prize shortlist
Southeast Asia educators make $1 million Global Teacher Prize shortlist

Educators from Southeast Asia have made an impact in the USD $1 million Global Teacher Prize, with five representatives from the region making it onto the coveted top 50 shortlist for 2020.

Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?
Lessons from PISA 2018: Are students smart about money?

Young people are growing up in a world where they are required to be financially literate in order to perform common tasks in their day-to-day lives. A new report from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 focuses on financial literacy. Here, we take a closer look at the results.

Vocal fatigue and online teaching
Vocal fatigue and online teaching

Teachers are more likely to experience vocal fatigue than many other professions. As teachers find themselves delivering lessons online in a new and unfamiliar way, some may find they are experiencing more vocal fatigue than ever before. Voice coach Amy Hume offers her insights into how educators can care for their voices during this time.

Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program
Teacher Q&A: Designing an Outdoor Education program

In 2019, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School won a New South Wales Outdoor Education Award. In today’s Q&A, we speak to Scott Williams, the school’s Outdoor Education Coordinator, about the extensive program offered to students.

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