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Student Engagement

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Creating games develops student skills

25 November 2019

Gaming experts highlighted the benefits students gain from creating video games in a panel discussion following the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge award ceremony at PAX Aus, one of the world’s largest gaming conventions.

Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School,

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Exploring attitudes towards school engagement with business

22 November 2019

Educators see business having a critical role to play as a partner to support Australian students, research shows.

Student Engagement, Survey, School,

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Little J & Big Cuz – supporting successful transitions to school

04 April 2019

An ACER study reveals how an animated TV series supports Indigenous children’s transition to school by improving pedagogical approaches and bolstering pride and identity in Indigenous children.

Student Engagement, Early Childhood, School, Indigenous,

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Supporting regional, rural and remote student transitions

01 April 2019

Darren Matthews reports on the development and piloting of an assessment of university support services for regional, rural and remote students on transition to university.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education,

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Fewer teenagers plan on further study, with disadvantaged teens most at risk

01 August 2018

A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did 15 years ago, according to new research.

Student Engagement, Survey, School, Higher Education,

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A new tool to monitor whole-school mental health promotion

16 July 2018

Research shows that the best student mental health outcomes happen when wellbeing programs are applied school-wide, yet there has been no simple, brief measure of implementation until now, reports ACER's Katherine Dix.

Student Engagement, Survey, School,