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The educational and learning value of explicit teaching and worked examples

Dr Ragnar Purje

Explicit teaching can be thought of as being the specific, direct, example talk and presentation that takes place during classroom lessons. This specific directed classroom talk and presentation is just the beginning of what explicit teaching and worked example teaching does. Read More

 

14 Dec 2017 | Sydney
NSW public school students shine in HSC News Image

Some parents in NSW will be having a good look at why they’re sending their children to expensive private schools after the release of HSC results for the state this year. Read More

14 Dec 2017 | Sydney
ATAR not everything News Image

Student’s futures don’t have to live and die by their ATAR score as an increasing number of institutions are looking beyond entrance rankings when admitting students. Institutions are now implementing their own admission requirements. Read More

13 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
NAPLAN three horse race News Image

It isn’t supposed to be a race but if they will release comparison tables the temptation to identify a winner in the NAPLAN results is too great. And it looks like NSW, Victoria and the ACT in a three-horse photo finish. Read More

10 Dec 2017 | Sydney, NSW
World leader in education policy, Pasi Sahlberg, joins UNSW and Gonski Institute for Education News Image

World-renowned Finnish educator Dr Pasi Sahlberg has been appointed a Professor of Education at UNSW Sydney and will work with the University’s new interdisciplinary institute focussing on educational access and excellence, the Gonski Institute for Education. Read More

8 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Australian preschoolers to learn new languages with ELLA in 2018 News Image

About 60,000 preschool children in the year before school will use tablet devices to access ELLA to learn one of nine languages next year using a series of seven interactive apps per language. Read More

8 Dec 2017
UniSA research to identify how schools foster refugee student resilience News Image

Often refugees don’t arrive with much but what they do have in spades is resilience; that will form the centerpiece of a Uni SA initiative designed to play to refugee children's strengths. Read More

8 Dec 2017
Arts degree a guarantee for future employment News Image

There’s a lot of uncertainty about what work will look like in the future but one thing is for sure; employers will be looking for flexible, agile thinkers... which is leading to a new regard for degrees like arts. Read More

8 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Inspirational teachers’ day made better News Image

Ten extraordinary primary and secondary school teachers have received a nice surprise with their students, colleagues and community anointing them as the winners of the 2017 A Day Made Better Teaching Awards. Read More

7 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Beating the summertime veg News Image

Apparently, the long summer school holiday has its roots in a time when kids were expected to help with the summer planting on the family farm, those days are long gone. Read More

7 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Mental health on the minds of young Australians News Image

Mission Australia’s annual youth survey, now 16 years old, provides one of the better pictures of what young Australians are thinking and concerned about. A total of 24,055 young people aged 15–19 years responded to the survey. Read More

7 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Kids and literacy, get them started young News Image

So how do you improve literacy in kids? Have them attend schools where a greater number of kids are literate when they start school. So says the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Read More

6 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Faith based schools want protections from same-sex marriage News Image

It’s been about three weeks since the majority Yes vote for same sex marriage and the debate over amendments and protections to the Bill has started. Elite faith based schools have voiced concerns about defunding and restrictions on hiring. Read More