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Gender and enrolment in advanced maths
Gender and enrolment in advanced maths

A new paper published in the Australian Journal of Education explores the reasons why many students, especially girls, choose not to study advanced mathematics in Australian secondary schools. Author Dr Helen Law joins Teacher to share her findings.

Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project
Teacher Q&A: Early years STEM project

June is STEM month here at Teacher. In this Q&A we speak to Sharon de Rooy, one of 300 preschool educators involved in the Early Learning STEM Australia pilot.

Students excel in mathematics challenge
Students excel in mathematics challenge

Students from two Australian secondary schools have received international recognition for their problem solving skills in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC), which asked them to produce an original mathematical model to solve a real-world problem.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

Infographic: Collaborative problem solving

The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines student ability in collaborative problem solving. Today's infographic shows the results from some of the 50+ participating countries.

Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms
Teacher Q&A: Integrating technology in Science classrooms

In today’s Q&A, we speak to Deanne Plaza (Science and Maths teacher at Craigslea State High School, Queensland) about a collaborative action research project to integrate ICT resources into senior biology classes.

Room 3: Volume 6
Room 3: Volume 6

Today the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

Successful resilience programs for children
Successful resilience programs for children

Research from beyondblue shows that boosting children’s resilience can be done in an everyday way, through the routine activities and interactions that occur in children’s lives each day, and through more structured programs. Professor Andrew Martin takes a closer look at the latter approach.

Sharing research with parents
Sharing research with parents

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.

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