09 October 2017
The 2015 PISA test cycle included a survey of principals. Principals were asked to report on five teacher-related behaviours which are hindering learning. This infographic shows the percentage of students whose principals reported the behaviours occurring 'to some extent' or 'a lot'.
31 August 2017
The term ‘teacher wellbeing’ has become quite loaded in recent times, particularly with recent research highlighting the substandard health and wellbeing of school leaders. In today's reader submission Kelly Rothwell shares three simple tools that can quickly enhance your wellbeing.
30 August 2017
In this episode of The Research Files we visit the University of Queensland to speak with Professor Annemaree Carroll and Dr Julie Bower, to find out about a teacher wellbeing study looking at the impact of two stress intervention programs.
03 August 2017
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.
22 June 2017
School improvement is very much a collaborative effort. At this distance education school, staff are invited to pursue their own ideas for teaching and learning projects through a Learning Innovation Team.
25 August 2016
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.
24 August 2016
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.
29 June 2016
When you’re planning a lesson or unit of work, one of the things you’ll be thinking about is how to make the best use of the resources available, including teacher aides.
14 September 2015
One of the biggest challenges we face in school education is to raise the status of teaching as a career choice, to attract more able people into teaching and to develop teaching as a knowledge-based profession, writes Professor Geoff Masters AO.
16 March 2015
Ongoing improvements in educational performance in Australian schools depend on continual improvements in the quality of classroom teaching.