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Vocational & Adult

What employers really want

18 October 2017

New research investigates whether vocational training focuses on the skills employers value most.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult


Maths anxiety – and what to do about it

13 October 2017

ACER is piloting a professional learning program to support primary teachers who experience maths anxiety.

Evaluation, Numeracy, School


Improving girls’ education in Malawi

10 October 2017

A holistic and collaborative evidence-based approach is needed to address educational gender disparities in Malawi, as Sally Robertson explains.

Quality & Standards, School, International

Higher Education

Understanding online pedagogy

05 October 2017

Clare Nelson discusses how effective online pedagogical practice can increase learner engagement and retention.

Assessment, Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

Higher Education

Raising university aspirations and awareness among disadvantaged students

21 September 2017

Outreach activities in South Australia are helping to normalise university study and increase its accessibility to under-represented groups. Katherine Dix reports.

Student Engagement, School, Higher Education


Future directions for Year 12 assessment

15 September 2017

Doug McCurry explores whether contradictory concerns about senior secondary schooling in Australia can be lessened or even resolved.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School