29 July 2020
The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge asks students to work collaboratively on a mathematical task related to the real world. Here, Ross Turner, who leads Australia’s involvement in the challenge, describes this year’s task.
23 July 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research released a report this week that analyses Australian students' performance in the latest PISA Financial Literacy survey. In today’s podcast we’re joined by one of the report’s co-authors, Lisa DeBortoli, to discuss some of the key findings.
22 July 2020
An international mathematical modelling competition, open to secondary students in Australia, has seen senior secondary students work collaboratively on a complex, real-world mathematics problem. Here, we speak to two teachers who guided students through the competition.
17 July 2020
In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is digital literacy.
09 July 2020
Year 10 gifted and talented students at St Matthews Catholic School in regional New South Wales collaborated with academics at the University of Sydney on a research project. In today’s episode we speak with Professor Patrick Brennan and Brooke Colley about how the collaborative nature of this project strengthened students’ STEM skills in areas like data analysis, experimentation and scientific writing.
03 July 2020
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines student understanding about money matters. Here, we look at 15-year-old students’ understanding of and attitudes towards money in the 20 countries and economies that participated in this optional portion of the assessment in 2018.
30 June 2020
At Teacher magazine, we love to share innovative and research-based classroom activities from educators across Australia and the world. In today’s podcast, we take take you through some of the engaging learning activities educators have been using during the COVID-19 pandemic.
26 June 2020
Despite the global interest in equipping students with 21st Century skills, there remains a lack of agreement on what terms should be used to describe these skills. In this video infographic, we look at some terms used across the world.
25 June 2020
The Knox School’s Allan Shaw and Ben Righetti join Teacher to discuss the Character and Leadership Model that was implemented at the school between 2017 and 2020. It aims to foster the development of young people of character who will be ethical citizens and community leaders and involved a redesign of camps, excursions and community-based learning.
24 June 2020
'The school curriculum should embody a society’s vision for its future and play a vital role in achieving that vision.' Professor Geoff Masters AO reflected on this during his review of the New South Wales curriculum and on a study visit to Estonia.
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