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Learning through play beyond the early years

26 March 2019

Play-based learning is generally associated with preschool children, but new research provides a model for playful learning at school.

Early Childhood, School, Education & Development,

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Improving access to pre-primary education for all in Indonesia

07 September 2018

ACER is working with the Indonesian Government to support children not participating in early childhood programs who are falling behind in their learning and development.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Early Childhood, Education & Development,

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Research Conference 2018 closes in Sydney

17 August 2018

ACER’s Research Conference 2018 took place in Sydney in August, with leaders in education from around the globe coming together to explore the theme ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Education & Development, Indigenous,

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From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies

09 July 2018

Following its 2018 Logie Award win, we take a look back at the ground-breaking children’s animation, Little J & Big Cuz.

Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,

Early Childhood
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Can Australia meet United Nations goals for education?

19 April 2018

A recent UNICEF report on Australia’s performance against UN Sustainable Development Goals asked questions about our failure to meet interim education targets. Dan Cloney’s presentation at the Future Schools conference proposed answers.

Evaluation, Early Childhood, Education & Development,

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Breaking the link between disadvantage and development

29 March 2018

A wealth of research on teaching quality exists but it remains largely unused by those who could benefit most from its findings – teachers. Are there ways to better translate the findings from research? Dan Cloney explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School,