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A collaborative approach to teaching sport
A collaborative approach to teaching sport

Following the release of its Teaching Sport to Children discussion paper, the Australian Sports Commission wants to hear from teachers about a range of issues, including professional development needs, and building links with parents and volunteers.

School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching
School Improvement Episode 11: Out-of-field teaching

Three Deakin University academics ­– Dr Linda Hobbs, Associate Professor Coral Campbell and Associate Professor Colleen Vale – recently visited ACER to share their research on out-of-field teaching. In today’s School Improvement podcast, we share some highlights from their presentation.

Infographic: Out-of-field teaching

A new ACER report looks at the extent to which secondary school teachers in Australia are teaching subjects they haven't specialised in during their studies. It includes data on the proportion of Years 7-10 teachers teaching out-of-field in 20 subject areas.

Newbies more likely to be teaching outside their subject specialisation
Newbies more likely to be teaching outside their subject specialisation

Just over one-quarter of Year 7-10 teachers in Australian schools are teaching out of field, with those at the start of their careers more likely to be teaching a subject they haven’t specialised in.

Computing, programming and coding in schools
Computing, programming and coding in schools

Coding is a hot topic in education. But, as one UK teacher explains, it's not all about sitting in front of a computer.

Thinking outside the square
Thinking outside the square

Teacher speaks to four school leaders about taking on staff who've switched careers – and the practical experience they bring to the classroom.

Teaching out of field

Teachers are at times being allocated to subjects for which they have received no formal education or training. What is the extent of the problem in Australia? Find out in this Teacher infographic.

Putting ‘wow’ back into science
Putting ‘wow’ back into science

Working with a science specialist has helped students at this South Australian school see the connections between science and the real world.

Tailor-making learning to suit the student
Tailor-making learning to suit the student

This Melbourne school aims to personalise student learning, so staff analyse data and then adjust learning to build on students’ skills, knowledge and understanding.