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.
21 August 2019
In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.
20 August 2019
How comfortable are teachers with addressing grief and loss with students? Findings from a recent trial has shown that just over two hours of training in bereavement can drastically improve a teacher’s confidence in supporting bereaved children and their families.
16 August 2019
The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science commissioned a study to examine the attitudes of Australian students towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). In this infographic, we take a look at some of the findings.
13 August 2019
Dr Tanya Vaughan and Susannah Schoeffel from Evidence for Learning draw on the latest Guidance Report, Making best use of Teaching Assistants, to outline some practical suggestions to help teachers and school leaders apply evidence-based practices to their schools and classrooms.
12 August 2019
It’s National Science Week and a key aim of the annual celebration is to increase engagement and interest in Science. Here, we take a look at what some of the research says about how students perceive Science.
07 August 2019
New research is uncovering how girls’ participation in sport is proving to be a lot lower than boys. In this video, we take a look at how girls’ confidence in sport, and other aspects of schooling, differs to boys’ confidence.
05 August 2019
How can educators make effective use of teaching spaces to help students engage in deeper learning? That’s the focus of a major research study involving thousands of schools. Lead Chief Investigator Wes Imms shares some of the early findings.
02 August 2019
Mental disorders are a significant cause of absence, particularly in high school, a new examination of data from the Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing shows. Today’s infographic looks at some of the results across Years 1-12.
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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