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E-texts as impactful teaching and learning tools

21 November 2017

Anne-Marie Chase reports on a review of research into the formal use of e-texts within educational settings.

Digital Learning, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

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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

International
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Civic students: International Civic and Citizenship Education Study report

07 November 2017

Results from the latest international study of civic and citizenship education have found students’ knowledge in this learning domain is increasing in many countries.

Evaluation, Survey, School, International

School
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Game design fosters real learning

01 November 2017

The 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, which encourages students as young as 10 years old to design and build a video game, turns classroom learning into a reality.

Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School

School
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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

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