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Inquiry-based learning: Assessing students’ science inquiry skills

15 November 2017

Inquiry-based approaches to teaching yield substantial benefits to students, but an assessment of students’ science inquiry skills indicates more emphasis is needed on the development of inquiry-based teaching and learning. Abha Bhagat reports.

Assessment, Evaluation, School, International

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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

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Super synthesis: Evidence of what works in education for development

30 August 2017

A synthesis of research evidence identifies the impact of interventions that offer high value in meeting education’s greatest challenges in development contexts, as Jeaniene Spink explains.

Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

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Driving early childhood education quality in Indonesia

25 August 2017

ACER has developed a ‘road map’ for quality pre-primary education and supporting parental education programs throughout Indonesia. Dan Cloney reports.

Early Childhood, International

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What impact? Professional learning in Timor Leste

10 August 2017

ACER’s work in Timor Leste is seeking to identify the impact of professional learning and mentoring on students’ learning outcomes over time, as Adeola Capel explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, School, International

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Implementing large-scale assessments in education

03 July 2017

A new book for education policymakers, researchers and practitioners investigates issues related to the inception, design, implementation and reporting of large-scale education assessments, as Geoff Masters explains.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, School, International