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Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks
Developing problem-solving and mathematical modelling tasks

A major change in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has prompted one senior maths teacher to draw his students into deep thinking about mud crab fishing – and at the same time develop problem-solving and mathematical modelling skills needed for the new curriculum.

Scaling up and sustaining maths PD
Scaling up and sustaining maths PD

Rob Proffitt-White shares his experiences working on a large-scale, research informed professional development project and the conditions necessary to scale it up to involve a large number of schools and teachers.

Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn
Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn

We share highlights from the ‘In Conversation’ session at Research Conference 2019 between ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO and Professor Neil Selwyn on preparing students for life in the 21st Century.

Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Global Education Episode 18: Students’ perceptions of school discipline
Global Education Episode 18: Students’ perceptions of school discipline

Dr Lotem Perry Hazan from the University of Haifa in Israel joins Teacher to discuss her study of lower primary school students, aged seven to 10, and their perceptions of due process in schools’ disciplinary procedures.

School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways
School Improvement Episode 20: Vocational training and career pathways

Tasmanian educator Steve Harrison discusses the hands-on skills that students are learning through the vocational training offered at his school, as well as the broader ‘soft skills’ that they could apply to any future employment opportunities.

Professional learning: Geography education
Professional learning: Geography education

Geography educator Susan Caldis has just returned from a two-week professional learning opportunity in Singapore, where she took part in the 2019 Outstanding Educator In Residence program.

Room 3: Volume 8
Room 3: Volume 8

Once a fortnight the Teacher team ventures down to Room 3 – the basement archives at the Australian Council for Educational Research – to bring you education quotes from some of our favourite historical titles.

Collecting evidence for full teacher registration
Collecting evidence for full teacher registration

Collecting evidence to become a fully registered teacher is a requirement for teachers in the first years of their career. But what does this evidence actually look like? A new report from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia provides a WA perspective.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and encouraging student voice
Sharing good practice: Gonski and encouraging student voice

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice. Here, we explore the idea of students having a voice and being partners in their own learning.

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