13 December 2019
Developing the expertise of teaching and supporting staff is a key element in improving outcomes for all students. This school has moved away from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to staff professional development, and is now exploring creative opportunities to allow teachers to have a voice in how they develop as professionals.
12 December 2019
School leadership is a complex role, and leading a small school can present its own challenges. Experienced school leader Alasdair Maclean has spent his career in small schools. Reflecting on what he’s learned, he tells Teacher that building productive relationships is crucial.
05 December 2019
Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) explores the foundation of mathematics from an Indigenous perspective and discusses the concept of two-ways learning to achieve meaningful education outcomes for Indigenous students.
19 November 2019
Is it time to rethink the traditional end of semester report card? In the final part of a series on ACER’s Communicating Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard share findings from the three-year study.
16 October 2019
How can educators teach and assess the General Capabilities – skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving? In today’s podcast, Dr Claire Scoular discusses an assessment framework she’s developed for measuring and monitoring these skills in the classroom.
04 October 2019
In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is 21st Century skills.
26 September 2019
In this episode, we take a look at the stories of educators around Australia who are being innovative in the way they engage students in mathematics. We look at a mathematics-based action research project and an exciting new video series on making maths fun.
23 September 2019
The Executive Principal of Hillvue Public School implemented multiple school improvement initiatives to improve student engagement at the school. In this article, he shares some successful strategies he implemented.
16 September 2019
In this edited version of her presentation at ACER’s Research Conference Dr Sue Thomson looks at the assessment of social and emotional skills in an increasingly fast-changing and diverse world.
11 September 2019
Findings from a new study have shown that students go through a two-stage process when selecting which subjects to study in senior secondary school, and that they are particularly cautious when taking advice from teachers.
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