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Silburn scores a high five from global prize

This year promises to be something special for science teacher Dr Ken Silburn, who is the only Australian teacher to have made the top 50 finalists in the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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Global Education Ep12: PISA 2015 results

The report, PISA 2015: A first look at Australia’s results, doesn’t make for pleasant reading. In today’s podcast, Dr Sue Thomson from ACER joins Teacher to discuss the results.

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Infographic: Australia’s PISA performance

A report on the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results examines trends in Australia's average performance and the change in the percentanges of students considered 'high' and 'low' performers.

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PISA 2015 brings more bad news for Australia

The PISA 2015 test results have brought more bad news for Australia’s education system with student performances in scientific, reading and mathematical literacy all in ‘absolute decline’.

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Global Education Ep11: TIMSS 2015 results

Conducted every four years, TIMSS compares the achievements of Years 4 and 8 students in mathematics and science. Teacher sat down with Dr Sue Thomson from ACER to discuss the Australian results.

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Australian student performance flatlining

Australian results from the first of two major international education studies have indicated Years 4 and 8 student achievement in mathematics and science has flatlined over the past 20 years.

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Teaching Methods: Field trips

She’s been called a ‘true rockstar teacher’ – geoscientist Suzy Urbaniak has planned and led 45 Australian and international field trips. Here, she shares her tips in a Q&A with Teacher editor Jo Earp.

Short articles

Discovering contemporary maths and science

Linking pre-service and classroom practitioners with experts in the real world has led to the development of resources to support maths and science teachers in Australian schools.

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Celebrating progress – PISA’s success stories

With the latest round of PISA test results due for release in December, we look beyond the top performers since 2000 and take a look at recent success stories.

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STEM gender imbalance persists

Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

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