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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


6 Nov 2018 | National
Top professionals find meaning in teaching News Image

Engineers, scientists and lawyers comprised 70% of all applicants for the 2019 Teach For Australia (TFA) cohort indicating that teaching offers the professional satisfaction that other careers don’t. Read More

6 Nov 2018
Maths Pathway raises $2.1 million to change the way mathematics is taught in schools News Image

Melbourne-based Maths Pathway is changing the way Year 5 to Year 10 students learn maths, leveraging technology, classroom best-practice and professional learning to enable teachers to target each student’s point of need.  Read More

5 Nov 2018 | South Australia
St Peter’s Girls’ School all in on interactive screens News Image

Promethean ActivPanels help to decentralise Middle School classroom spaces at St Peter’s Girls’ School in Adelaide, helping with student collaboration.
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5 Nov 2018 | National
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The new $98 million BeYou initative for early intervention and prevention for mental health seems a little too much like more of the same and less of what matters. Read More

2 Nov 2018 | National
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The Billy Tea Bush Band has been traveling around Australia for the past decade, with the main objective of connecting school communities “one bush dance at a time”. Read More

2 Nov 2018 | National
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Educators pursuing psychological advice for a range of occupational issues has risen by 36% since 2013 and today, over one in ten (13%) is considering resignation according to new referrals data. Read More

31 Oct 2018
Australia languishes in the bottom third of comparable countries for education equality News Image

Australia does a lot of things well but promoting equality in education isn’t one of them, we rank in the bottom third of 40 comparable countries in this regard.
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31 Oct 2018 | National
Grants to boost makeyness in schools News Image

Grants between $2000 and $20,000 will be available to fund Maker Projects opening on Thursday 8 November. Grants are offered through two streams. Stream A is for primary and secondary schools. Read More

31 Oct 2018 | Australia
Outback schools need more local language aboriginal teachers News Image

It kind of makes sense: Aboriginal teachers who can teach in local languages are essential for remote Indigenous education.
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29 Oct 2018 | National
... Something Nasty in the Woodshed News Image

Phillip Spratt, ACSSO President has described the taxpayer funding of private schools as "an absolute misappropriation of limited national resources away from true need to those of entitled want." Read More

29 Oct 2018 | National
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So who needs funding? If a recent survey is to believed it’s public schools with 90% of teachers reaching into their own pockets to buy supplies for their students. Read More

29 Oct 2018 | National
$1.5 mil funding for school leaders from Menzies Foundation News Image

New funding of $1.5 million from the Menzies Foundation over the next three years for school leaders is open for applications.
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