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Assessing global competence
Assessing global competence

This year, for the first time, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will assess global competence. In his latest Teacher column, OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher discusses what the assessment entails.

AI classroom activity: Facial recognition
AI classroom activity: Facial recognition

Today’s schoolchildren are a generation who will grow up with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Here, Dr Joshua Ho – from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and UNSW – gives a step-by-step guide to a classroom activity illustrating the concept of facial recognition.

How family fun impacts student wellbeing
How family fun impacts student wellbeing

The importance of families having fun with one another has been highlighted in a new report which shows that family cohesion is a vital ingredient for early adolescents having a good life. Lead author Dr Petra Lietz joins Teacher to discuss the impact this has on student learning.

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.

Introducing an online education platform
Introducing an online education platform

Effective use of technology to maximise student learning is now an important component of school strategic planning. For Kevin Richardson and his team at Immanuel College, introducing an online learning platform has been about much more than delivering curriculum content.

Controlling smartphone use in schools
Controlling smartphone use in schools

This year, France will be enforcing a total ban on mobile phone usage in primary and middle schools across the country. In today’s article, we talk to two schools in Australia with differing policies.

Authentic teacher professional learning
Authentic teacher professional learning

In this case study, educators from New South Wales outline the development of a teacher professional learning program, run in tandem with a whole school focus on project-based learning.

A school’s focus on educational research
A school’s focus on educational research

When Greg Ashman took on a job at Ballarat Clarendon College, he was immediately impressed by the school’s focus on research. This inspired to him to pursue a PhD in instructional design and led him to his current role as Head of Research at the school. In today’s Q&A, we find out more about the role.

Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement
Civic knowledge, understanding and engagement

Australian students’ positive attitudes towards civic information, ideas and action, Indigenous cultures, and diversity have increased further according to new National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship (NAP-CC) data, released today.

Podcast Special: Science – student engagement, teaching excellence and outside expertise
Podcast Special: Science – student engagement, teaching excellence and outside expertise

In today’s podcast special we speak with Neil Bramsen and Brett McKay who were named winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching – one for primary and one for secondary.

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