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Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland
Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland

Scotland has implemented a new approach to assessing children’s progress with the launch of an online national assessment tool that places teacher professional judgement at the centre. We find out what this means for educators in this episode of Global Education.

Assessing social and emotional skills
Assessing social and emotional skills

In this edited version of her presentation at ACER’s Research Conference Dr Sue Thomson looks at the assessment of social and emotional skills in an increasingly fast-changing and diverse world.

Infographic: Teaching practices – Clarity of instruction

As a classroom teacher, how often do you explain what you expect students to learn, or how old and new topics are related? The latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), asked participants about their use of a range of teaching practices associated with clarity of instruction. Today’s infographic takes a look at the results.

Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

Teaching in contemporary learning spaces
Teaching in contemporary learning spaces

Julia Atkin discusses how a teacher’s perception of their own role can influence their design approach when it comes to creating learning environments which shift from a teacher-centric classroom to a learner-centric space.

Networking with local schools to improve teaching
Networking with local schools to improve teaching

To provide staff the opportunity to give and receive feedback, this Principal set out to develop close networks with other schools to increase staff interaction with their peers. As a result, student engagement and teacher confidence have improved.

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.

Teaching assistants in Australia
Teaching assistants in Australia

Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.

Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?
Student awareness of Science – what does the research say?

It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Here, we take a look at what some of the research says about how students perceive Science.

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?

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