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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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Report cards’ report card: showing potential, but with room for improvement

19 November 2019

ACER has been investigating how effective parents, teachers and students consider report cards to be, and the results reveal room for improvement.

Assessment, Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Quality & Standards, School,

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Schooling one decade on

27 August 2019

A new podcast from Teacher shares highlights from the closing session of ACER’s Research Conference 2019 on the probable future of schooling in the 21st century.

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A new way to assess social and emotional skills

02 August 2019

Field trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD have just been completed, reports Dr Sue Thomson, ahead of a Research Conference 2019 presentation.

Assessment, School,

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Preparing for a digital future

29 July 2019

To ensure students are digitally competent requires the development of not only information literacy but also knowledge, skills and understanding of computer science and computational thinking.

Assessment, Digital Learning, School,

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Literacy and numeracy for the 21st century

11 July 2019

The evolution of essential skills presents a challenge for school education in preparing young people for the world as adults.

Literacy, Numeracy, School, Vocational & Adult,