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Infographic: Teen reading habits

A new research study involving academics from Deakin University and Murdoch University is exploring the recreational reading habits of Australian teenagers. Here are some of the early findings.

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Research Files: Students fooled by fake news

A new report from Stanford University has found that young people experience difficulties when it comes to evaluating information they find online. Teacher chats with the study's co-author Sarah McGrew.

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Critical thinking tools – the CRAP test

For two months now fake news has been the news.  So, how can educators help students to develop the skills they need to evaluate information? One tool is the CRAP test.

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Infographic: Enjoyment of writing and reading

The National Literacy Trust (UK) annual literacy survey asks eight- to 18-year-olds about writing frequency and their enjoyment of writing. Here are some of the results and comparisons with the Trust's data on reading.

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Do students enjoy writing?

Like reading for pleasure, an enjoyment of writing has been linked to higher student achievement, but new data from the UK show children and young people’s enjoyment of writing is declining.

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Creative approaches to education challenges

Teacher recently brought you news of the six WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award winners for 2016. Today we take a look at the other nine projects that made it onto the shortlist.

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Innovation and excellence in education

Each year the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards give a shout out to projects that have succeeded in addressing educational challenges. Here’s a look at the six winners for 2016.

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Visual literacy – questions for your students

This guide, published by UK organisation MESH, poses several pedagogical questions teachers could ask to develop their students’ visual literacy skills.

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Teacher's Dictionary: Volume 1

Education has its fair share of buzzwords, but have you ever considered their origin? We've teamed up with experts at Macquarie Dictionary for a new regular feature.

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A cross-curricular approach to spelling

‘The ability to spell is without doubt a literacy skill that does span the entire curriculum.’ Peter Westwood discusses a cross-curricular approach to spelling.

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