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Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach
Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach

Findings from an evaluation of upper primary and middle school students’ science inquiry skills suggest there is room for improvement in implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach, at least in terms of students’ abilities to undertake scientific inquiry.

Designing and implementing a STEM elective
Designing and implementing a STEM elective

Brisbane’s Parklands Christian College has introduced a new STEM Studies elective for Year 10. Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science Kristie Schulz explains the course design and implementation process.

The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016
The Research Files Episode 37: Dr Sue Thomson discusses PIRLS 2016

Results from the latest cycle of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) show the literacy achievement of Year 4 students in Australia has improved. However, there are significant achievement gaps by gender, Indigenous status, socioeconomic status and school location. ACER Deputy CEO (Research) Dr Sue Thomson, joins Teacher to discuss the results further.

PIRLS 2016: Year 4 reading and literacy results
PIRLS 2016: Year 4 reading and literacy results

The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results have been released today. Here, we take a closer look at PIRLS 2016: Reporting Australia’s results, which describes the reading literacy achievement of a nationally representative sample of Year 4 students in the international context.

Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers
Research to practice – classroom educators engaging with researchers

A key initiative of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) in 2017 has been the establishment of the SLRC Partner Schools project, involving six schools in south-east Queensland, grouped in two networked clusters.

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.

Learning spaces – try before you buy
Learning spaces – try before you buy

It’s Learning Spaces month at Teacher. Today we find out how one school has been using prototypes and cardboard mock-ups to test the effectiveness of different learning settings and configurations in preparation for a site rebuild.

PISA 2015 – collaborative problem solving
PISA 2015 – collaborative problem solving

Teenage students in Singapore have once again outperformed their peers around the world in PISA testing, this time in an assessment of collaborative problem solving.

Students driving entrepreneurial learning
Students driving entrepreneurial learning

If schools want to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action it’s students who need to be in the driver’s seat. That’s one of the findings from a year-long Australian initiative.

Intervention strategies – a student perspective
Intervention strategies – a student perspective

Staff at Queensland’s Anglican Church Grammar School (better known as Churchie), have captured Year 10 reading data as part of an action research project into male students’ perceptions of their reading ability pre and post an intervention of taught reading strategies.

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