16 March 2020
Using simple physical objects that students can visualise, touch and move to express their thinking is an inexpensive and effective classroom resource to explore mathematical concepts and encourage learning.
06 February 2020
The Association of Independent Schools New South Wales (AISNSW) has been working with 38 of its schools on a targeted early years program that aims to help students in Kindergarten to Year 2 master key literacy and numeracy skills.
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.
15 November 2019
The newly established Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child will work on a world-first longitudinal study into the impact of digital technology on children. We speak to the lead researcher about why we need more research in this area.
11 November 2019
Research from the University of Newcastle has shed light on how young people come up with answers to the question ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ and the implications for educators.
25 October 2019
Each year in our reader survey, we ask you: ‘looking back on your experience as an educator, if you could share one piece of advice with your peers, what would it be?’ In this infographic, we take a look at some of your responses on the topic of lifelong learning.
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.
26 August 2019
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.
22 August 2019
In today’s reader submission, primary school teacher Melissa Wray shares the findings of her small-scale research project investigating how primary teachers use picture story books, and how it has influenced her own classroom practice.
29 July 2019
Why should cognitive load theory be of interest and importance to K-12 teachers? Emeritus Professor John Sweller has been fundamental to the formulation of cognitive load theory, and in this Q&A he outlines the essential components of cognitive load theory for educators.
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