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Nurturing a 21st Century skill set
Nurturing a 21st Century skill set

New international research suggests educators can play a pivotal role in fostering children's non-cognitive skills, without breaking the school budget.

Assessment reform and innovation
Assessment reform and innovation

This month we find out how educators can play a part in assessment reform.

Teacher's bookshelf
Teacher's bookshelf

Britt Gow gives Teacher the lowdown on two books that she believes will change the way you teach.

A focus on innovative learning environments
A focus on innovative learning environments

Why should schools seek to develop innovative learning environments? What do they look like internationally? Who are the educators? An OECD report explored the topic.

Recognising exceptional teachers and outstanding contributions
Recognising exceptional teachers and outstanding contributions

The founder of a non-profit school to share effective practice in teaching reading and writing has won the inaugural million dollar Global Teacher Prize.

Re-engaging students with learning
Re-engaging students with learning

Setting up effective school-community partnerships can not only improve outcomes for students, but also re-engage them with learning.

Exploring and refining practice
Exploring and refining practice

An approach to professional development that combines collaborative, local learning communities with a focused pedagogical framework.

Big business and education philanthropy
Big business and education philanthropy

Analysis of philanthropic contributions to education by the world’s largest firms has revealed Australian companies place a great emphasis on community and employee engagement.

Play, create and control
Play, create and control

Christine Haynes reviews a robot construction kit, and discusses why robotics still appeals to tech-savvy teachers.

Big Data and Education Data Mining
Big Data and Education Data Mining

Across many professional areas there has been a surge of interest in Big Data, but what's the relevance of Big Data in education? Dr Michael Timms discusses.