02 May 2018
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) released a report that found that 40 per cent of high school students in Australia have not participated in any organised sport in the past 12 months. Here, we look at what the report says may prevent students from being active.
09 November 2017
In this instalment of The Research Files we discuss student fitness and wellbeing, specifically, two simple exercise programs – the first is a new project aimed at improving adolescent health and wellbeing, and the second is being used by thousands of early years and primary students across the world.
19 October 2017
Earlier this year Canadian educator Maggie MacDonnell was named winner of the Global Teacher Prize. In today’s article, she tells Teacher about the impact the prize has had on her students and explains more about the positive educational programs she’s implemented in her remote school community.
10 October 2017
Parents, grandparents and guardians want more support from teachers and schools when it comes to helping their children develop social and life skills, such as how to behave in public, according to an Australian study.
06 September 2017
Thinking about how to engage, motivate and challenge students is all part of good lesson planning. Moving beyond the classroom, the same considerations can apply when creating and updating outdoor spaces for recreation and physical education.
24 August 2017
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.
21 June 2017
While parents and carers are largely responsible for laying the foundations of lifelong good health in their children, schools also have a unique opportunity to tackle obesity in childhood.
09 June 2017
The latest cycle of PISA explored the wellbeing of 15-year-old students. Survey topics included Physical Education classes at school. Here are results from a selection of the 70+ countries and economies that participated.
10 May 2017
How do students in Australia compare with their counterparts in New Zealand, Singapore and the UK when it comes to physical exercise before and after school? Our latest infographic explores new OECD data.
10 April 2017
What should LGBTQ-inclusivity look like in the K-12 curriculum? This was one question in a study aimed at better understanding parental views regarding LGBTQ-inclusive education.