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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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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.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School

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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.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, School

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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

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Supporting school improvement at the system level

29 March 2018

Lawrence Ingvarson and Kate Reid explore the benefits of a system-wide approach to creating strong professional learning communities.

Quality & Standards, Survey, School