08 June 2018
In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here we explore effective induction practices for early career teachers.
24 May 2018
ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.
15 May 2018
Building teacher expertise involves school leaders providing staff with opportunities to continuously improve their skills and practices. It also means leading by example. Principal Julie Perry is a firm believer in attending PD sessions alongside her staff.
09 May 2018
In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.
01 May 2018
This school in Western Australia is focused on creating a culture of continuous learning for both staff and students. To ensure everyone is on board, they’ve captured student voice through an online survey. Here, we learn how they’re using the information they’ve captured to improve school culture, and structure their approach to teaching and learning.
23 April 2018
Are you currently going through the process of achieving full teacher registration? Is it something you hope to do soon? In today’s Q&A we speak to a teacher who is partway through preparing for proficient certification status, and her principal about his mentoring tips for teachers.
12 April 2018
Can being confused actually be a beneficial part of the learning process? And in what ways can teachers allow for more uncertainty in their classrooms? These are questions being explored by researchers at the Science of Learning Research Centre.
04 April 2018
Teachers are often encouraged to take up opportunities to mark external exams or tests. There is extra money to be earned, but they are also often told that it is good professional development. But what do people mean when they say that, and what parts of your professional practice does marking help to develop?
15 March 2018
In this episode of The Research Files, we speak to Adjunct Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy at James Cook University, Brian Lewthwaite. He's the lead author of a research project exploring the perspectives of Indigenous Australians on effective teaching practice and he joins us to talk about phase one of this study.
06 March 2018
Jayne Heath is in her first year as principal at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in South Australia. Here, she explains the benefits of having a strong leadership succession plan in place and the impact on the wider school community.