Discover - School education

Discover - School education

 

Discover – School education is an online news service from the Australian Council for Educational Research. It publishes news about school education research globally and expert insights from ACER staff.

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Submissions from 2024

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Strengthening education in the Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity, Jeaniene Spink, and Jevelin Wendiady

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Finding the right AI for the right job – it’s still about the evidence, Jarrod Hingston

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Teaching literacy skills to students, Ashtamurthy Killimangalam

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Insights from world-class learning systems, Geoff Masters

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Are we preparing girls for a world they cannot change?, Rachel Parker

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Supporting the advancement of girls’ education, Jeaniene Spink and Debbie Wong

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A new tool to fill the data gap on learning: AMPL, Maurice Walker, Ursula Schwantner, and Kemran Mestan

Submissions from 2023

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Effective disability-inclusive teacher professional learning needed, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed and Anannya Chakraborty

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Identifying effective school-based mental health and wellbeing programs, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Anna Dabrowski, and Katherine Dix

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Year 4 students hold their ground in international reading assessment: PIRLS, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Eight ways to better engage girls in digital technologies education, Sarah Buckley and Kristy Osborne

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Challenges to teacher wellbeing, Elizabeth Cassity and Tim Friedman

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Investigating the impact of education reforms in Timor-Leste, Elizabeth Cassity and Debbie Wong

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Exploring system and school resilience in Asia, Anna Dabrowski and Yung Nietschke

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Supporting student wellbeing in South Australia, Katherine Dix

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Report of Bhutan’s National Education Assessment 2021 published, Mee Young Han

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Reading to learn: Why the PIRLS results matter, Kylie Hillman

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Stakeholder engagement in evaluation of Value for Investment, Hilary Hollingsworth and Kerry Elliott

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One easy way to lead teachers to the pinnacle - HALT, Lawrence Ingvarson and Hillary Hollingsworth

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Improving remote learning for students with disability, Marijne Medhurst, Maya Conway, and Kathryn Richardson

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How is early childhood education affecting student learning outcomes in the Pacific?, Yung Nietschke, Dan Cloney, and Elizabeth Cassity

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Beyond reading and writing: reframing literacy, Yung Nietschke and Anna Dabrowski PhD

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Technology in education - a tool on whose terms?, Yung Nietschke and Anna Dabrowski

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Citizenship education in times of global challenge, Wolfram Schulz, John Ainley, and Tim Friedman

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Developing and implementing a teacher assessment tool, Shashi Shukla

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‘It makes me nervous’: how to help your child prepare for high school, Shani Sniedze

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Supporting education transformation in Lao PDR, Jeaniene Spink and Yung Nietschke

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Unpacking school improvement, Pauline Taylor-Guy

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Parents and teachers crucial to successful home learning during emergencies, Debbie Wong, Elizabeth Cassity, and Jennie Chainey

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Lessons learned on research methodologies from assessing teaching quality, Debbie Wong, Elizabeth Cassity, Hilary Hollingsworth, and Jennie Chainey

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Understanding the impact of teacher development programs, Debbie Wong and Hillary Hollingsworth

Submissions from 2022

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Contributing to global discussions to transform education, Anna Dabrowski

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Teacher collaboration - a strength in Samoa’s education system, Anna Dabrowski and Yung Nietschke

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Schools need support in selecting wellbeing programs, Katherine Dix

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Commemorating a leader in educational measurement, Pru Mitchell and Katie McDowell

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Strengthening playful practices in the classroom, Rachel Parker and Amy Berry

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Whole Child Development: Measuring what matters, Pina Tarricone, Yung Nietschke, and Kylie Hillman

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Reversing Australia’s declining achievement a shared problem, Sue Thomson

Submissions from 2021

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A new policy tool to help build resilient education systems, Australian Council for Educational Research

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Improving teaching quality and effectiveness in Timor-Leste, Elizabeth Cassity and Jennie Chainey

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Home and school environment critical to student success, Jacqueline Cheng and Jeaniene Spink

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Could students try harder on PISA?, Lisa De Bortoli

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The changing career expectations of Australian teens, Lisa De Bortoli

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Debunking the equity myth in education, Geoff Masters

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Why the curriculum should be based on students’ readiness, not their age, Geoff Masters

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Adaptive assessment: a fairer way to test, Geoff N. Masters AO

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Curriculum equality limits student progress, Geoff N. Masters AO

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Building a more resilient education system in Samoa, Yung Nietschke

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Building an evidence base for effective remote education in the Indo-Pacific, Yung Nietschke

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Building capacity in remote education in the Pacific, Yung Nietschke

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Lockdowns in Laos drive push for remote and blended learning, Yung Nietschke

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Modelling greatness, Kristy Osborne and Anton Davis

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Investigating the impact of learning through play at school, Rachel Parker

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Describing growth in early reading skills, Dara Ramalingam, Prue Anderson, Sandra Knowles, Danielle Anzai, and Greta Rollo

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Australian students say they understand global issues, but few are learning another language compared to the OECD average, Sarah Richardson

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How the GEM Centre creates impact, Ursula Schwantner

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Improving learning through evidence-based advocacy and civil action, Ursula Schwantner

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Monitoring progress towards the SDGs, Ursula Schwantner, Juliette F. Mendelovits, and Maurice Walker

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Aligning 21st century skills with curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Claire Scoular and Ian Teo

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Exploring the creativity and creative thinking conundrum, Anu Radha Sharma

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Moving up – how can we help students to transition?, Shani Sniedze

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Monitoring progress towards SDG 4 in Southeast Asia, Jeaniene Spink, Jacqueline Cheng, and Ursula Schwantner

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A new policy tool to help build resilient education systems, Pina Tarricone, Ian Teo, and Kemran Mestan

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1 in 4 Australian Year 8s have teachers unqualified in maths — this hits disadvantaged schools even harder, Sue Thomson

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Addressing Australia’s ‘long tail’ of underachievement, Sue Thomson

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Educational aspirations of disadvantaged students in decline, Sue Thomson

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Equity issues in social and emotional development, Sue Thomson

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Giving students a lesson in fake news, Sue Thomson

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What makes a student academically resilient in the face of disadvantage?, Sue Thomson

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Improving girls’ educational and employment opportunities in Zambia, Sanjay Tripathi

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Australian boys’ and girls’ enjoyment of reading, Catherine Underwood

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Measuring critical reasoning: an essential 21st century skill, Dan Vine

Submissions from 2020

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Reviewing professional development programs on inclusive teaching and learning, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Petra Lietz, David Jeffries, and Anannya Chakraborty

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The effect of year level on PISA achievement, John Ainley, Dan Cloney, and Jessica Thompson

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Support for teachers key to improving literacy during COVID-19 and beyond, Amy Berry and Jeaniene Spink

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Integrating vocational and academic secondary education, Justin Brown

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Using picture books to reduce maths anxiety, Sarah Buckley

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Ensuring continuity of learning in a time of pandemic, Anne-Marie Chase and Pauline Taylor-Guy

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Teaching over technology: educational priorities during COVID-19, Anna Dabrowski

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Validating teacher competency standards in Myanmar, Anna Dabrowski

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Students in IB programs display higher wellbeing than peers, Katherine Dix

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Student wellbeing programs improve academic outcomes, Katherine Dix, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, Shani Sniedze, Elizabeth O'Grady, and Jenny Trevitt

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Working together to prepare future school leaders, Kerry Elliott and Hilary Hollingsworth

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Reducing anxiety in students with autism, Kylie Hillman, Katherine Dix, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Petra Lietz, and Elizabeth O'Grady

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Pandemic presents opportunity to rethink student reporting, Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard

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Addressing educational marginalisation in a crisis, Amit Kaushik

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Supporting literacy in South Asia, Ashtamurthy Killimangalam and Manasa Mahesh

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ACER Chief Executive recommends bypassing ATAR, Geoff N. Masters

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Changing the education paradigm, Geoff N. Masters

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Curriculum should embody society’s vision for its future, Geoff N. Masters

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Reforming the New South Wales curriculum, Geoff N. Masters

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Selecting teaching resources that meet student needs: a guide, Daniel O'Loughlin

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Strengthening capacities for state-level learning assessment: A case of Uttar Pradesh in India, Amit Pathak

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Improving oral assessment implementation, Jacob Pearce and Neville Chiavaroli

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Jump, split or make to the next 10: strategies to teach maths have changed since parents were at school, Catherine Pearn

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Building assessment capability in Lao PDR, Ray Philpot

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Supporting quality education through citizen-led assessment, Ursula Schwantner and Maurice Walker

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Computer-based assessment of collaborative problem-solving skills, Claire Scoular

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Uncovering learning inequities in Southeast Asia, Jeaniene Spink and Jacqueline Cheng

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Building partnerships in remote education during COVID-19, Jeaniene Spink and Yung Nietschke