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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.

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 different way to organise the school curriculum
A different way to organise the school curriculum

There are good reasons to rethink how we organise the school curriculum. An alternative would be to structure the curriculum as a sequence of proficiency levels unrelated to age or year level, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

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.

Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement
Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement

New research has found learning in nature has a significant positive impact on engagement back in the classroom, with educators able to teach for almost twice as long without having to pause and redirect students’ attention.

The Research Files Episode 38: Girls in STEM
The Research Files Episode 38: Girls in STEM

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs joins The Research Files to talk about a new Australian study exploring girls’ participation and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced
Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced

Three Australian teachers have just been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2018. Who made the shortlist for the US $1 million prize? Find out in today’s article.

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.

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.