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Australia Awards Vietnam alumnae in the right place at the right time

08 August 2019

New research into Vietnamese women who completed Australian development scholarships in the banking and finance sector provides some of the strongest evidence to date of alumnae making positive contributions to economic and public diplomacy outcomes.

Evaluation, Survey, Higher Education, Education & Development,

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A new way to assess social and emotional skills

02 August 2019

Field trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD have just been completed, reports Dr Sue Thomson, ahead of a Research Conference 2019 presentation.

Assessment, School,

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Preparing for a digital future

29 July 2019

To ensure students are digitally competent requires the development of not only information literacy but also knowledge, skills and understanding of computer science and computational thinking.

Assessment, Digital Learning, School,

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Three charts on: how much Australia spends on all levels of education

24 July 2019

A new ACER report on Australian education expenditure is the first of its kind, and offers an important reference point for policy-makers, educators, researchers and economists. The report authors discuss the key findings in an article in The Conversation.

Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

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Challenging student attitudes toward risky behaviour

18 July 2019

Katherine Dix describes the pilot of Australia’s first social norms-based drug and alcohol program for secondary school students.

School,

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Literacy and numeracy for the 21st century

11 July 2019

The evolution of essential skills presents a challenge for school education in preparing young people for the world as adults.

Literacy, Numeracy, School, Vocational & Adult,