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Reversing Australia’s downward spiral in STEM

23 May 2018

Changing the curriculum is key to reversing the decline in Australia’s STEM teaching and learning results, says a report by Dr Michael Timms.

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What is the Gonski model for schools?

11 May 2018

The recent Gonski report calls for a new model of school education. What might that look like, asks Geoff Masters in Teacher.

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Redefining equity in education

30 April 2018

Equity in education is often viewed as equivalence or sameness. A more useful way to view equity is through the lens of ‘fairness’, say Geoff Masters and Raymond Adams in Teacher.

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Gathering student feedback on teaching quality

10 April 2018

Great teachers are always looking for ways to improve their practice, and the best source of feedback – their students – is right there in the classroom, says ACER Principal Research Fellow Dr Lawrence Ingvarson in Teacher.

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Realistic expectations

05 March 2018

Raising the bar for all students may work for high fliers, but different students need different achievement goals if we are to raise the attainment of all students.

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Evaluating the impact of teaching assistants

22 February 2018

ACER assessments support research into evidence-based teaching and learning in England, as Mirkka Jokelainen explains.

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