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Research Developments from ACER


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,


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

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,

Higher Education

Understanding online pedagogy

05 October 2017

Clare Nelson discusses how effective online pedagogical practice can increase learner engagement and retention.

Assessment, Digital Learning, Student Engagement, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult,

Higher Education

Raising university aspirations and awareness among disadvantaged students

21 September 2017

Outreach activities in South Australia are helping to normalise university study and increase its accessibility to under-represented groups. Katherine Dix reports.

Student Engagement, School, Higher Education,

Higher Education

Call for cosmopolitan learning for future leaders

05 September 2017

Introducing students to cosmopolitan thinking is the obvious next step in the continuing evolution of the higher education sector, according to a new book.

Student Engagement, Higher Education,