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Better education outcomes for Indigenous students
Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher says Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but analysis of outcomes in Canada, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia reveals sustained improvements have been achieved through focusing on several or all of six areas.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring living things in Year 1 Science

In this regular blog, Miss Chen will be sharing some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom, which are all available to download for free via the Little J & Big Cuz website.

Indigenous voice in education
Indigenous voice in education

A new Australian Education Review argues active engagement of Indigenous families and communities is critical to addressing Indigenous education disadvantage.

The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students
The Research Files Episode 32: Investigating the educational aspirations of Indigenous students

Professor Jenny Gore joins The Research Files to discuss the findings of a new Australian study by academics from the University of Newcastle and Western Sydney University investigating the occupational and career aspirations of Indigenous school students.

Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations
Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations

From the art room to the sports oval, the kitchens to the library, there’s plenty happening in schools to mark NAIDOC Week 2017. We take a look at some of the events as communities come together to celebrate.

Financial literacy – where Australia sits
Financial literacy – where Australia sits

Australia has performed equal fifth in an international assessment of young people’s financial literacy, according to a report from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Reconciliation begins at home
Reconciliation begins at home

'Sitting down with our children to watch programs that demonstrate and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being, such as Little J & Big Cuz, is one small ‘next step’ that each of us can take on the journey towards reconciliation.'

Teaching the language of the curriculum
Teaching the language of the curriculum

To be successful in their learning, students need to understand the language of the curriculum – not only to comprehend what’s being said, but also what’s being asked of them.

Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’
Teacher resources: Exploring themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’

Themes of ‘luck’ and ‘superstition’ are explored in the EYLF and Australian Curriculum. Little J & Big Cuz begins a conversation around these themes and provides teacher resources.

Resources: Indigenous financial literacy
Resources: Indigenous financial literacy

Educators working across the school age range can now access a new teaching resource to help them develop the financial literacy skills of Indigenous students.