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 2021

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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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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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Building a more resilient education system in Samoa, 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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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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Aligning 21st century skills with curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Claire Scoular and Ian Teo

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

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

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

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-Gregory, 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

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Australia among top ten countries in maths and science: TIMSS, Sue Thomson

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Australian teachers report high stress levels, Sue Thomson

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Disadvantaged students report less teacher feedback, Sue Thomson

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Explainer: What is TIMSS?, Sue Thomson

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Financial education critical to reducing socioeconomic disadvantage, Sue Thomson

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Remote learning may amplify student disadvantage, Sue Thomson

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TIMSS results highlight student knowledge and skill gaps, Sue Thomson

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Teaching numeracy, David Tout

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Evaluating a remedial learning program in Zambia, Sanjay Tripathi

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Defining skills for the future: What’s in a name?, Paul R. Weldon