19 Results

Long reads

Preschool a time for exploration and mastery

A new report recommends all children in Australia should have access to at least two years of preschool at three-years-old and discusses the elements of a high quality preschool program.


Global Education Ep10: UK Research Schools

In this episode of our Global Education podcast series, we speak to Education Endowment Foundation Senior Research Dr Jonathan Sharples about the UK’s Research Schools Network.

Short articles

Supporting school transition

A new television series seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families. The show, Little J & Big Cuz, has been devised, written and directed by Indigenous creatives from across Australia.

Short articles

School transition through the eyes of a child

How one Adelaide primary school has used Australian Early Development Census data to improve its transition and orientation to school programs.

Short articles

Developing fine and gross motor skills

How one school responded to local census data highlighting a need to support early childhood development in the area of physical health and wellbeing.

Reader Submission / Long reads

Teaching methods: Phonics

A recent large-scale study explored the benefits of a synthetic phonics program. Here, Dr Jennifer Buckingham addresses seven frequently asked questions about the teaching method.

Short articles

Teaching reading with synthetic phonics

Teaching reading through a synthetic phonics programme has long-term benefits for children from poorer backgrounds, a large-scale study has found.

Short articles

Early childhood development - the gender gaps

A recent census highlights a continuing gender disparity when it comes to school readiness, with more boys than girls considered 'developmentally vulnerable'.

Short articles

The impact of teacher expectations and morale

Teacher expectations and morale have a role to play in tackling low student performance.

Short articles / Opinion

Review: Helping underperforming students

STEM specialist teacher Britt Gow reviews a book that provides research-based strategies for helping underperforming students.

School community