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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.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces
Teacher’s bookshelf: Creating reading spaces

In this extract from her new book, award-winning Teacher Librarian Megan Daley shares her tips for designing and stocking a dedicated recreational reading area in your classroom, and how to create inviting library spaces for your school.

Creative, curious and challenging thinking
Creative, curious and challenging thinking

In today’s reader submission, Dr John Langrehr discusses how teachers can develop student mindsets for ‘3C thinking’ and shares examples of questions and statements you can use in the classroom.

Leadership: Creating a culture of learning
Leadership: Creating a culture of learning

Principal Lana Read says her involvement in the Certified Practising Principal program has not only made her a more reflective leader, but has also helped to create a better learning culture for staff, students and the wider community.

Richard Gill: Music education
Richard Gill: Music education

The Muswellbrook Richard Gill National Music Academy, founded on the philosophy of the late Richard Gill AO, is set to open its doors to students at the beginning of 2020. We speak to Gill’s lifelong friend and the Chair of the interim board for the school, Kim Williams AM, about the vision for the school.

Overcoming barriers to Arts-rich programs
Overcoming barriers to Arts-rich programs

Professor Robyn Ewing from the University of Sydney sat down with Teacher magazine’s Rebecca Vukovic at Research Conference 2018 to discuss some of the barriers to Arts-rich programs in schools and how they can be overcome.

Q&A: Research trials in school settings
Q&A: Research trials in school settings

In today’s Q&A, we speak with Dr Drew Miller, a senior lecturer from the University of Newcastle, about what Randomised Controlled Trials involve and how this research method can be beneficial to both the school and educational research communities.    

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