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The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways
The Forum for World Education: Five takeaways

In his final Teacher column of the year Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, shares his key takeaways from this month’s Forum for World Education in Paris.

Australia’s PISA performance declines further
Australia’s PISA performance declines further

The PISA 2018 results show Australian students’ reading, mathematics and science skills are declining, to the point where for the first time in the assessment’s history, Australia’s performance has fallen to meet an OECD average – in mathematics.

Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands
Shining a light on school education in the Netherlands

A high rank in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is desired by many nations and top performers are closely examined. Ahead of next month’s release of results from the OECD’s 2018 international study of student performance in Maths, Science and Reading, Teacher takes a closer look at one of PISA’s consistent performers – the Netherlands.

Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia
Large-scale online assessment in Indonesia

Each year, around one million students sit the University Entrance Test in Indonesia. Delivering an online test to so many students isn’t without its challenges. In this article, we take a closer look at how the test is run.

Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment
Research Q&A: Behavioural science and teacher recruitment

Can simple prompts help encourage more trainee teachers to apply for placements in rural and remote schools? In today’s Q&A we speak to Dr Karen Tindall, a Senior Adviser at the Behavioural Insights Team Australia about a trial in New South Wales.

Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland
Global Education Episode 18: Standardised assessment in Scotland

Scotland has implemented a new approach to assessing children’s progress with the launch of an online national assessment tool that places teacher professional judgement at the centre. We find out what this means for educators in this episode of Global Education.

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.

Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments
Traditional classrooms and Innovative Learning Environments

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.

An introduction to cognitive load theory
An introduction to cognitive load theory

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.

The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture
The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture

How do schools go about building a supportive reading culture? To answer this question, Dr Margaret Merga went straight to the source – teacher librarians – to gain their valuable insights into the factors that enable and constrain the development of a whole school reading culture. Here, we explore her findings.

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