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Measuring the Teaching and Learning Journey

John Hattie and Arran Hamilton

High-stakes assessment has been an important rite of passage throughout much of human history. Many ancient cultures and tribal societies required their young to undertake risky and painful quests to make the transition to adulthood. We continue to deploy this rite of passage in the form of national school leaver examinations today. Read More

 

13 Nov 2018
Students asked which anti-smoking ads work best News Image

Quit Victoria’s annual Critics’ Choice initiative invites students to appraise anti-smoking ads and high school students are being called upon to get involved.
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13 Nov 2018 | National
Program sees autistic toddlers thrive in mainstream kinder News Image

Toddlers with autism can thrive in normal kindergarten environments if provided with the correct scaffolding and La Trobe University’s Group-Early Start Denver Model (G-ESDM) looks to be one intervention that works well. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Students sing their Songs of Belonging with Opera Queensland’s help News Image

Yeronga State High School in inner-south Brisbane school has partnered with Opera Queensland to develop a stripped back opera to spotlight the stories and vocal abilities of its diverse student body. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | National
Think you’re a Sphero hero? News Image

Sphero’s been a hit with Aussie educators and the company behind the programmable rolling robot are giving them a chance to strut their stuff.
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12 Nov 2018 | National
National Archives presents the WW1 aftermath online News Image

With Armistice Day just passed its timely to reflect on the lives of people after the war ended, how they reacted when they came home, rebuilt lives, careers and relationships. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
Year 9 students have a year at Ivanhoe Grammar School’s University News Image

Ivanhoe Grammar students will be given a taste of university life for a year commencing in 2019 building upon the school’s successful short-term program which ran for 10 years. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Expanded Qld disciplinary powers harmful News Image

Legislation expanding Queensland principals’ disciplinary powers was intended to decrease the number of suspensions and exclusions but has had the opposite effect. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | England
Pay attention to ADHD kids News Image

Interventions which include one-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation improved academic outcomes in kids with ADHD providing an alternative to medication. Read More

8 Nov 2018 | National
Personal and social capabilities teaching lacking in Australia News Image

Despite the importance of mental wellbeing, a majority of teachers don’t feel equipped or supported to teach personal and social capabilities.
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8 Nov 2018 | Global
Integrated suicide prevention works best News Image

A study has found youth-specific interventions conducted in clinical, educational and community settings can be effective in helping those at risk of suicide.
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8 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Competition makes for excellence in Qld school architecture News Image

Queensland is firming up its reputation as a hotbed of independent education, there is strong competition for students and that means parents are becoming very discerning about the schools they choose for their children. Read More

8 Nov 2018 | National
‘Creativity’ is the word in 2018 News Image

Oxford University Press’s 2018 Australian Children’s Word of the Year is ‘creativity’ based on student submissions of a piece of writing based on a word they chose to reflect their lives and interests. Read More