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Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and evidence-based practice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and what they might look like in practice. Today we explore the role of education research and evidence in driving practice and innovation to improve student outcomes.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say
Lessons from things adolescents (almost) never say

Adolescence presents developmental challenges across the social, physical, and emotional dimensions of the lives of young people. Professor Nan Bahr uses contemporary research to guide teachers in their support for a stronger and more positive transition through the murky adolescent years.

Developing research capacity in teachers
Developing research capacity in teachers

In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

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.

Succession planning – ‘contributive leadership’
Succession planning – ‘contributive leadership’

Jayne Heath is in her first year as principal at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in South Australia. Here, she explains the benefits of having a strong leadership succession plan in place and the impact on the wider school community.

Successful resilience programs for children
Successful resilience programs for children

Research from beyondblue shows that boosting children’s resilience can be done in an everyday way, through the routine activities and interactions that occur in children’s lives each day, and through more structured programs. Professor Andrew Martin takes a closer look at the latter approach.

Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning
Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning

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.

A tailored approach to STEM learning
A tailored approach to STEM learning

This month, we’ve been finding out how Parklands Christian College introduced a STEM Studies elective. Here, Kristie Schulz talks about student assessment and reflects on some of the highlights and challenges of the last 12 months.

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