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Scaling up and sustaining maths PD
Scaling up and sustaining maths PD

Rob Proffitt-White shares his experiences working on a large-scale, research informed professional development project and the conditions necessary to scale it up to involve a large number of schools and teachers.

Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn
Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn

We share highlights from the ‘In Conversation’ session at Research Conference 2019 between ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO and Professor Neil Selwyn on preparing students for life in the 21st Century.

Building confidence in Digital Technologies
Building confidence in Digital Technologies

Over 60 primary educators from schools across New South Wales have attended a day of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, professional panels and practical applications of the NSW Curriculum for Digital Technologies.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies
Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, John Sweller, has spent decades researching cognitive load theory, and says there are a large number of instructional procedures teachers can employ to lessen extraneous cognitive load.

Student curiosity – a taste for learning
Student curiosity – a taste for learning

In her first article, New South Wales teacher Michelle Lucas shared an approach to drive student agency and improve learning skills. In this final instalment, she discusses how student feedback has helped refine the model, its impact in the classroom, and a whole-school rollout.

An introduction to cognitive load theory
An introduction to cognitive load theory

Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.

Sparking student curiosity
Sparking student curiosity

In the first of two articles, New South Wales Science and Maths teacher Michelle Lucas shares an approach she’s developed to drive student agency and improve learning skills.

Teacher resources: Social emotional learning
Teacher resources: Social emotional learning

An animated TV series designed to smooth the transition to school for Indigenous children is proving to be a valuable resource for social emotional learning for all at a school in South Australia.

Infographic: Teaching practices – Cognitive activation

In the latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), participants were asked about their use of a range of teaching practices. Today’s infographic looks at the results for practices associated with cognitive activation.

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