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Working to break down education barriers across the world
Working to break down education barriers across the world

The 12 finalists for the annual WISE Awards have been announced, with organisations across the world being recognised for tackling a pressing education need in their communities in innovative ways. Here, we share some of the finalists working to meet the needs of students in K-12.

Q&A: Evidence-based learning progressions in mathematics
Q&A: Evidence-based learning progressions in mathematics

Professor Dianne Siemon will be delivering a Keynote address at this year’s ACER Research Conference. In this Q&A, she expands on her Keynote, ‘Excellent progress for all – a function of a year level curriculum or evidence-based learning progressions?’

Tokyo Games: Do the Olympics inspire us to be more active?
Tokyo Games: Do the Olympics inspire us to be more active?

After an unprecedented one-year postponement, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to begin on 23 July and 24 August. While billions of fans around the world tune in to their favourite sporting moments from home, the question remains – Does elite sport performance act as a catalyst to increased mass sport participation?

Three activities that help to relieve the pressures of school leadership
Three activities that help to relieve the pressures of school leadership

Principal David Smith shares three activities he’s embedded into his life to maintain his health, fitness and wellbeing, whilst also helping to relieve some of the pressures that come with being a school leader.

Researching education: Five further readings on artificial intelligence in education
Researching education: Five further readings on artificial intelligence in education

Many students across the world are engaging with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom. In this article, we share five resources on the use of AI in the classroom from various online databases.

Boys prefer non-fiction? Challenging the myth
Boys prefer non-fiction? Challenging the myth

A new Australian study exploring reading enjoyment, reading frequency and student achievement has challenged the gender stereotype that boys prefer non-fiction, underscoring the importance of all students being given access to a wide range of genres and text types from an early age.

Teacher sources of stress by school sector
Teacher sources of stress by school sector

Do teachers in state schools encounter the same work stressors as their colleagues working in the private sector? And if so, what are those stressors? Jude Brady and Dr Elaine Wilson from the University of Cambridge in the UK have collected and analysed data from 40 teachers to find out more.

Action research: Conducting an in-school research project
Action research: Conducting an in-school research project

At Skillset Senior College, a senior secondary school educating young people experiencing barriers to schooling, Dr Martin Hughes has been investigating the efficacy of the wellbeing and mental health strategies they have in place. Here, he shares more about his research and some of the early findings.

‘FlexiSpaces’ supporting students to stay at school
‘FlexiSpaces’ supporting students to stay at school

The FlexiSpace initiative in Queensland is aimed at reconnecting disengaged students and supporting them to stay at school. Evaluations of the pilot and first phase of expansion provide early evidence of their effectiveness. Peter Kelly, Deputy Director-General at Queensland Department of Education, shares details of the approach, and the impact it’s having in participating schools.

Infographic: School librarian recruitment – valuing reading for pleasure
Infographic: School librarian recruitment – valuing reading for pleasure

A new study has explored job titles and descriptions for school librarian jobs advertised in the United States and Australia to assess the emphasis placed on a school librarian’s role in promoting reading for pleasure. Researchers found ‘Australian school librarians are far more likely to be expected to foster reading for pleasure’.