23 July 2018
Discussions and debate around the education of refugee students can often focus on the challenges and difficulties. Finnish researcher Mervi Kaukko has come to Australia to explore the other side of the story – how are teachers helping students to be successful at school?
11 April 2018
Many schools are beginning to think ‘vertically’ to overcome density and population pressures in urban areas. Here we speak to the architect behind two new schools in Melbourne about both the challenges and the opportunities that arise when designing a vertical school.
27 February 2018
On the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, sits Wodonga Senior Secondary College – home to 900 Year 10-12 students, 100 staff and a community hub for the sharing of STEM expertise.
08 February 2018
In this episode we visit Western Port Secondary College – one of 21 government schools involved in the Australian initiative The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial learning in schools – to talk to assistant principal Hannah Lewis and student Harry Hainsworth.
17 January 2018
New research has found learning in nature has a significant positive impact on engagement back in the classroom, with educators able to teach for almost twice as long without having to pause and redirect students’ attention.
06 September 2017
Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.
09 August 2017
From Japanese origami to Nordic winters, the movement of flocking birds to messages in binary code, treehouses to terracotta – the shortlisted school designs in this year’s World Architecture Festival award have been inspired by a range of influences.
28 July 2017
Once a fortnight Teacher ventures down to Room 3 – the basement library archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from yesteryear.
05 April 2017
In this extract from Early Childhood Playgrounds: Planning an outside learning environment, Prue Walsh discusses why outside play is important for children with special needs.
16 March 2017
What effect do different classroom seating arrangements have on student participation? Should teachers or students decide who sits where? We take a look at what the research says.
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