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Q&A: Spiral of inquiry
Q&A: Spiral of inquiry

What is the spiral of inquiry? What happens in each of the six stages? And, how can this approach to professional learning be used to support the complex work of leaders and teachers, and improve student learning?

Professional learning: Collaborative support for individual teacher development
Professional learning: Collaborative support for individual teacher development

At Brisbane Grammar School, all teachers develop and implement Teaching Development Plans. The plans are individual and reflect the goals that a teacher may have for the development of their practice within a broad area of focus identified as a school-level strategic priority.

School Improvement Episode 21: Student voice and agency
School Improvement Episode 21: Student voice and agency

Scoresby Secondary College is on a mission to improve instructional practice by embedding student voice in the school’s improvement cycle. In today’s podcast, we’re joined by Murray Cronin, who discusses how the school has engaged students in its decision making and improvement-related processes.

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.

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