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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


28 Aug 2018 | National
New board to be appointed to PAI News Image

The current Principals Australia Institute (PAI) Board will resign on September 27th and the members, APPA and ASPA will appoint a new board of directors.
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27 Aug 2018 | Vic
Victoria’s closer look at school career development News Image

One of the points of education is eventually finding gainful employment and the process should begin in high school. Victoria’s government has recognised that. Read More

27 Aug 2018 | ACT
Resources don’t mean success for ACT students News Image

You would think that Canberra’s population of politicians and government workers would translate into a high achieving school system but it hasn’t.
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27 Aug 2018 | Queensland
Brissie teachers among world's best tech educators News Image

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Program is a big deal; it recognises educators globally who have used technology to realise better student outcomes. Read More

26 Aug 2018 | National
Education funding agreement on hold as new PM appoints Dan Tehan to Education News Image

The Federal Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has been appointed Minister for Education and Training as part of a Cabinet reshuffle announced on Sunday by new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read More

26 Aug 2018 | National
New minister faces old NAPLAN problems News Image

He hasn't been in the job two days but new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan is fielding criticism regarding NAPLAN with the AEU declaring the 2018 results fatally flawed. Read More

23 Aug 2018 | National
New resource explains Australia’s democratic freedoms News Image

Democracy is easily taken for granted but sorely missed if it is taken away and some new resources for Years 7 to 10 explore the nature and origins of our democratic freedoms. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | ANZ
Kiwis prove better at maths, again  News Image

Drats, students from Tkkm O Te Ara Rima, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand, to come first place in the annual Matific Games. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | USA
The Smithsonian’s digital outreach News Image

Over seven million visitors last year confirmed the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum's popularity and increasingly you don't have to visit the states to see it as its attractions are being digitised. Read More

22 Aug 2018 | Universal
Fewer first-year uni students believe god created us News Image

A 32-year-long Australian study reveals steep decline in student belief that God created humans as Australian university students give far more credit to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism. Read More

21 Aug 2018 | WA
WA’s Peel Students to get boost for Uni News Image

Peel WA is a rural and mining area whose major city is Mandurah, it also suffers from a pretty low transfer rate from high school to university which a new program from the University of WA is looking to address. Read More

21 Aug 2018
A shoulder to cry on, on your device News Image

We all need someone to talk to sometimes and failing the availability of a friend or family member What's right – Thrive is always there for you.
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