09 September 2020
A new study using data from South Australian schools shows having a qualified teacher librarian on staff is associated with improved student literacy outcomes.
13 August 2020
With Indigenous Literacy Day coming up, in this edition of Researching Education: Five further readings, we’re bringing you five resources that relate to Indigenous literacy.
04 August 2020
In Leading Improvement in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan curates high-impact teaching strategies and practices to help school leaders achieve improvement goals. This extract for Teacher’s bookshelf is on choosing classroom tasks.
29 July 2020
The International Mathematical Modeling Challenge asks students to work collaboratively on a mathematical task related to the real world. Here, Ross Turner, who leads Australia’s involvement in the challenge, describes this year’s task.
22 July 2020
An international mathematical modelling competition, open to secondary students in Australia, has seen senior secondary students work collaboratively on a complex, real-world mathematics problem. Here, we speak to two teachers who guided students through the competition.
15 July 2020
Literacy is a core set of skills that can help students overcome social and economic barriers and underpin success in everyday life. Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel share recommendations for the development of good literacy skills among primary students.
14 July 2020
The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.
04 June 2020
A new research-based series encourages early years educators to take advantage of everyday teaching and learning opportunities to improve young children’s scientific understanding, and shares four step-by-step activities for the classroom or learning at home.
07 May 2020
Young people are growing up in a world where they are required to be financially literate in order to perform common tasks in their day-to-day lives. A new report from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 focuses on financial literacy. Here, we take a closer look at the results.
28 April 2020
In this article, Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) shares how mathematics is taught to students at Yirrkala School with a balance of western and Indigenous knowledge.
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