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Student Engagement

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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

Higher Education
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Japanese universities rated highly for skills development

27 February 2018

A survey of university students in Japan reveals high levels of satisfaction with skills development but shows more work needs to be done in key areas that can significantly affect students’ higher education experience.

Quality & Standards, Student Engagement, Survey, Higher Education

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Family fun the key to a good life in adolescence

22 January 2018

New research has highlighted the benefits of a supportive family and school environment for adolescents’ life satisfaction.

Student Engagement, Survey, School

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Active and informed: National Assessment Program – Civics and Citizenship report

14 December 2017

A new study shows that Year 10 students’ civics and citizenship knowledge has fallen, but participation in civics and citizenship activity has increased. Julian Fraillon and Eveline Gebhardt report.

Assessment, Student Engagement, Survey, 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

Vocational & Adult
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VET and learner choice

23 October 2017

New research explores the drivers influencing VET student behaviour and their impact on choice of provider and course in a competitive training market, as Justin Brown explains.

Evaluation, Student Engagement, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult