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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.

The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years
The Research Files Episode 54: Questions during shared book reading in the early years

A new study examines the types of questions preschool teachers ask during classroom-based shared book reading. It found that they were far too simple for students and didn’t provide the appropriate level of challenge. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Tricia Zucker to find out more.

Student curiosity – a taste for learning
Student curiosity – a taste for learning

In her first article, New South Wales teacher Michelle Lucas shared an approach to drive student agency and improve learning skills. In this final instalment, she discusses how student feedback has helped refine the model, its impact in the classroom, and a whole-school rollout.

Sparking student curiosity
Sparking student curiosity

In the first of two articles, New South Wales Science and Maths teacher Michelle Lucas shares an approach she’s developed to drive student agency and improve learning skills.

Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing
Behaviour management: Self-regulated learning and wellbeing

Dr Karen Peel from the University of Southern Queensland shares findings from her new research that explores teaching for self-regulated learning, and shares her decision-making matrix informing a self-regulatory approach to classroom behaviour management.

Teacher resources: Social emotional learning
Teacher resources: Social emotional learning

An animated TV series designed to smooth the transition to school for Indigenous children is proving to be a valuable resource for social emotional learning for all at a school in South Australia.

What contributes to teacher job satisfaction?
What contributes to teacher job satisfaction?

How satisfied are Australian Maths and Science teachers with their jobs? Is the level of job satisfaction different for teachers in primary and secondary settings? And, what contributes to teacher job satisfaction?

Lifting student self-esteem and achievement
Lifting student self-esteem and achievement

Earlier this year Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi won the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article we hear more about the work he’s doing in his school to improve the lives of students, teachers and the wider community.

The Research Files Episode 51: Game-based learning practices
The Research Files Episode 51: Game-based learning practices

New research in New Zealand has shed light on the benefits of long-term integration of game-based learning practices in primary and secondary classes. Senior Researcher Rachel Bolstad shares more.

Infographic: Out-of-field Mathematics teaching

A report released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has revealed the chance of students in Australia in Years 7-10 being taught Mathematics by an out-of-field teacher. In this infographic, we look at the findings.

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