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The value of student competitions and awards

Professor Leon Sterling explains why competitions and awards can, among other things, be a good outlet for students who excel and want to be challenged.

Long reads

A day in the life of a Malawian school girl

A regular school day for a school girl in Malawi looks vastly different to what her peers experience in Australia, as Julia Gillard witnessed firsthand during her recent trip to south-east Africa.

Long reads

The effect of student tardiness on learning

Several studies have shown that school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes for both the late student and their classroom peers. Here, we explore the issue.

Short articles

Anti-bullying strategies and their impact

New research explores how Australian schools are addressing issues of bullying and cyber bullying and the perceived effectiveness of the strategies used.

Infographics

Infographic: Student health and wellbeing

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project surveyed 5400 students in Year 4, 6 and 8, asking them about their lives and wellbeing during this crucial period. Here are some of the findings.

Short articles

Changing parent perceptions of teaching

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

Infographics

Infographic: Girls' confidence

A new survey suggests girls' confidence is sky high in primary school, but it nose-dives as they progress through secondary school and beyond.

Video

Using data – targeted maths teaching

This secondary school has moved from a one-size-fits-all approach in maths to data-driven, targeted teaching, and it’s paying dividends. Find out more in today’s video.

Audio

Research Files Ep 22: Positive relationships

A new study has found that positive teacher-student relationships at age 10 can significantly reduce problem classroom behaviours, and the effects last for up to four years. Teacher talks to lead author Dr Ingrid Obsuth.

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School connectedness for students with autism

Recent research suggests that school connectedness is every bit as important for students on the autism spectrum as for other students.

School community