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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

 

1 Sep 2017
$2.7m funds for intensive English tuition for refugee children in NSW schools News Image

Newly arrived refugees attending Catholic and independent schools will benefit from $2.7 million to fund intensive language tuition and other specialist support. Read More

1 Sep 2017
Rissalah College to pay back $4.3 million to NSW government News Image

Rissalah College in Lakemba, Sydney, has agreed to repay $4.3m and will lose all funding if it employs, contracts with or pays long-time former Principal Ali Roude or members of his family at any future time. Read More

24 Aug 2017 | Australia
AITSL adds to school leadership resources collection News Image

AITSL has added to its collection of materials to support the professional growth of current and aspiring school leaders and new principals. There is a three-step guide for principals: watch the video; read the guide; explore the resources. Read More

23 Aug 2017 | Perth
Brain boost? A headset to stimulate the brain is being developed at Uni WA News Image

Student innovators and graduates from The University of Western Australia are developing a headset that can monitor human brain waves and stimulate the brain to improve concentration and boost the brain’s performance. Read More

23 Aug 2017 | ACT
Not-in-School 15YOs distort Australian position on the PISA league table News Image

Analysis by Save Our Schools shows that the PISA international league table rankings are misleading because a large proportion of the 15-year-old population in many countries is not in school. Read More

22 Aug 2017 | NSW
NSW Champion Girl Challenge – 10 schools in 10 weeks News Image

KYUP! is offering 10 fully funded half-day violence education workshops valued at $30,000 to state secondary schools in Term 4. Over 10,000 students and young women have participated since 2013. Read More

22 Aug 2017 | Australia
Pasi Sahlberg workshops – Facts and myths about Finland's schools News Image

Finland’s consistent performance in international student assessments has caused much curiosity in recent years. Educators around the world are exploring what Finland does well and how they remain at the top. Read More

22 Aug 2017 | NSW
2018 Musica Viva In Schools celebrates cultural diversity News Image

The 2018 program spans the globe, harnessing proven educational benefits on its quest to bring live music to schools. From the rice fields of China to the sounds of Da Vinci’s Italy and the childhood games of the Torres Strait Islands. Read More

22 Aug 2017 | Melbourne
New portal to create STEM stars News Image

AMSI has welcomed this week’s launch of STARportal, a new online tool designed to facilitate student engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Read More

22 Aug 2017 | Melbourne
Aussie actors launch free literacy program for schools News Image

Some of Australia’s famous faces are volunteering their time to read to children. The Equity Foundation has launched a free program in schools called Storyville that harnesses the talent of performers. Read More

22 Aug 2017 | Sydney
Scholarships to help Indigenous students flourish in STEM economy News Image

Indigenous school leavers are invited to apply for the Origin Foundation Grant King Indigenous Scholarships, which will provide two students with a scholarship to study Engineering or Science at UNSW. Read More

19 Aug 2017 | SA
Drug education in schools to be introduced if Libs win South Australia election News Image

SA Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has announced that, if elected in March 2018, a Liberal Government will introduce healthy living and substance abuse prevention programs to all school children. Read More