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What Australia can learn from academically high-performing neighbours

15 August 2016

Australia’s declining academic performance in international tests over recent years has been well publicised. Looking at Australia’s high-performing neighbour countries may give us some clues about how to improve Australia’s academic performance.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult, International

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Group-based solutions risk ignoring individuality

22 June 2015

Part of the solution to the difficult challenge of closing achievement gaps may lie in paying less attention to group membership in our educational efforts.

Assessment, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, Early Childhood, School, Vocational & Adult, Indigenous

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In the VET sector, professional learning is everyone’s business

29 May 2015

Capability analysis enables institutions to identify professional learning needs and the effectiveness of programs to address them, as Anne Dening explains.

Assessment, Evaluation, Quality & Standards, Survey, Vocational & Adult

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Financial literacy critical for future

29 April 2015

The increasing complexity of our financial lives means it is more important than ever that young people are taught to be financially literate, as Sue Thomson explains.

Literacy, Numeracy, Survey, School, Vocational & Adult, International

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Innovative research classroom to help discover the science of learning

15 April 2015

A state of the art facility is enabling researchers to better understand the learning process through studying the interactions between students and teachers.

Assessment, Evaluation, Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult

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The ‘essence’ of effective teaching

09 December 2014

While there is no single best way to teach, there are still general principles of effective teaching, according to Geoff Masters.

Early Childhood, School, Higher Education, Vocational & Adult