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Student Engagement

Higher Education
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Measuring the engagement of online learners

28 February 2017

ACER is reviewing Australia’s survey of higher education students’ engagement with learning to better understand the experience of those who study off-campus. Darren Matthews reports.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Higher Education

School
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Rethinking how we assess learning in schools

07 February 2017

There is a major flaw in the way we currently assess school students, as Geoff Masters explains.

Assessment, Student Engagement, School

School
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How we can ‘lift our game’ in schooling

02 February 2017

Improving outcomes in education may be achieved not by pursuing them directly, but as a ‘side-effect’ of an unwavering dedication to the larger educational purpose.

Assessment, Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, School

Indigenous
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Revisiting the research: Indigenous student absenteeism

15 December 2016

Reasons for student absenteeism are complex and contextual but are generally a combination of individual, family, community and school factors, according to a 2010 report.

Student Engagement, School, Indigenous

School
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The very model of a modern mathematician

02 November 2016

The benefits are many for high school students from around Australia who put their problem-solving and mathematical skills to the test in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, says Ross Turner.

Assessment, Numeracy, Student Engagement, School

School
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A learning pathway

24 October 2016

A commitment to every student’s progress on a learning pathway invites particular ways of thinking about learning, learners, teaching, the curriculum, assessment and the reporting of student achievement, writes Geoff Masters.

Assessment, Student Engagement, School