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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

 

20 Aug 2018 | Canberra
11 thousand voices against public school funding cuts News Image

Some 11,000 public-school supporters signed an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull criticising his government’s cutting $1.9 billion in funding for public schools in 2018 and 2019. Read More

20 Aug 2018
Most parents unaware of kids’ bone health News Image

Some 92% of parents believe that their children are getting enough calcium, vitamin D and exercise but most are mistaken; only one-third of children consume the recommended daily serves of dairy foods. Read More

19 Aug 2018 | Victoria
Record 2000 school girls attend largest student tech event in Australia News Image

If girls aren’t supposed to be into tech someone failed to inform the 2000 plus who attended Go Girl, Go For IT, a record number.
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17 Aug 2018 | Melbourne
EEF has some good advice for Australia News Image

Like it or not your background has a strong, very strong, bearing on how your education and life will pan out and the UK’s Education Endowment Foundation has been doing its honest best to level out the playing field. Read More

15 Aug 2018 | National
Why Australian schools and universities need to act more like Amazon News Image

Knowing what students want and finding a way to give it to them is the only way progressive schools and universities will succeed in a highly competitive education market. Read More

14 Aug 2018 | Sydney
Students put Scott Morrison under the pump News Image

It's become a tradition at Trinity Grammar and Scott Morrison recently became the fifth sitting Treasurer to answer some tough questions from the school’s economists since the first Q&A in 1983. Read More

14 Aug 2018 | International
Teachers can be too strict News Image

A bit of noise and chaos should be tolerated in class if not encouraged to promote better concentration and, oddly, conduct says a US training program which has been vindicated by recent research. Read More

14 Aug 2018 | Queensland
Sheldon College Repertoire of Sound beats the competition News Image

Sheldon College were voted as National Champions and Place Winner for all ensemble prize categories entered at the 2018 Australian Percussion Eisteddfod recently. Read More

14 Aug 2018 | National
More women and girls in maths thanks to AMSI News Image

Established as a collaboration of Australia’s university mathematics departments and agencies, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) membership and global impact have grown. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN online debacle needs explaining says AEU News Image

NAPLAN’s migration to the web has hit a snag with summary results for this year’s being delayed as there are concerns the online test results cannot be compared to the results from the paper tests. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | Melbourne
Migrant school cleaners among most vulnerable News Image

The Fair Work Ombudsman has forced Veracity Property Services Pty Ltd to improve compliance and back-pay two Sri Lankan workers who provided cleaning services to a southeast Melbourne government school. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
Teachers enlisted to train fussy eaters News Image

Fussy eaters are hard to win over and it takes a combined effort shared between parents, carers, grandparents and teachers to help the most fussy eaters to eat healthy, varied diets during their preschool and early school years. Read More