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The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities
The Research Files Episode 55: Assessing the General Capabilities

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.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics
Teacher Staffroom Episode 8: Engaging students in mathematics

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.

Teaching engineering in a primary school setting
Teaching engineering in a primary school setting

At a primary school in Melbourne, students learn the skills of engineering by building their own solar powered vehicles, a task which culminates in a race to see which vehicle runs the fastest. We speak to the Assistant Principal about how it’s enhancing student learning.

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.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM
Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM

What a month we’ve had here at Teacher magazine! From Research Conference, to Science Week, to our very first live event with Dr Lyn Sharratt – there’s so much we’d like to look back on and share with you in today’s podcast.

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.

Building confidence in Digital Technologies
Building confidence in Digital Technologies

Over 60 primary educators from schools across New South Wales have attended a day of hands-on workshops, interactive discussions, professional panels and practical applications of the NSW Curriculum for Digital Technologies.

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?

Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies
Cognitive load theory: Teaching strategies

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, John Sweller, has spent decades researching cognitive load theory, and says there are a large number of instructional procedures teachers can employ to lessen extraneous cognitive load.

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