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School Assembly S2E2: All things planning
School Assembly S2E2: All things planning

School Assembly is the podcast that explores what it takes to build a new school from the ground up. We’re following principal Jo Camozzato and her team at Bemin Secondary College, in the Melbourne suburb of Truganina, which opens its doors at the start of the 2024 school year. In this episode, we’re talking about planning.

Infographic: ICT standards for teachers – an international snapshot
Infographic: ICT standards for teachers – an international snapshot

UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report for 2023 focuses on technology in education. According to the report’s Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews for 211 education systems, 51% have set ICT standards for teachers ‘in a competency framework, teacher training framework, development plan or strategy’. Here is an international snapshot for 2022.

Research news: Factors contributing to secondary students’ sleep
Research news: Factors contributing to secondary students’ sleep

Many teenage students are not getting enough sleep each night. New research from the University of South Australia has analysed the sleep habits of boarding and day students to see how they differ, and which group gets higher quality sleep. Find out more in this article.

Students construct winning video games for national STEM challenge
Students construct winning video games for national STEM challenge

The 2023 winners of the annual Australian STEM Video Game Challenge have just been announced. This year, students in years 4-12 created their own video games inspired by the theme ‘construction and destruction’. In this article, we share the winning entries.

Researching education: 5 further readings on assessment
Researching education: 5 further readings on assessment

In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we’re sharing 5 pieces of content on the topic of assessment from researchers in Australia and from overseas. You can read research into the state of assessment literacy of teachers across the globe, and a paper on early years educators’ use of phonological awareness assessment practices.

School Improvement Episode 47: Karonga School’s immersive classroom
School Improvement Episode 47: Karonga School’s immersive classroom

Our guest for today’s School Improvement episode is Ruth Rogers, Principal of Karonga School in New South Wales. Ruth joins us today to talk about her school’s immersive classroom, and how it allows students – all of whom have an intellectual disability – to access a world beyond the classroom and practice skills that they can take with them when they are out in the community.

Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education
Factors facilitating greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education

‘Addressing the gender imbalance in digital technologies education and careers is an important goal. The research highlighted several areas where educators can contribute.’ Research from ACER for CSIRO has identified several factors that could support greater engagement of young women in digital technologies education. Find out more in this article.

School Assembly S2E1: New beginnings – meet the principal
School Assembly S2E1: New beginnings – meet the principal

School Assembly is the podcast that explores what it takes to build a new school from the ground up. It’s the first episode of Series 2, and we’re in the Melbourne suburb of Truganina to meet Jo Camozzato, principal of the new dual campus Bemin Secondary College, which opens its doors to students at the start of the 2024 school year.

Global Education Episode 22: Technology in education – a tool on whose terms?
Global Education Episode 22: Technology in education – a tool on whose terms?

In this episode I’m joined by Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Director Manos Antoninis to discuss the 6 key messages in the major international study Technology in Education: A tool on whose terms?, including what governments, systems and schools should be thinking about when planning to bring technology into the classroom.

Agriculture and drones – building student skills for future careers
Agriculture and drones – building student skills for future careers

In our latest reader submission, teacher Hannah Wiemers and researcher Dr Michelle Avila Vanderburg share details of a pilot program to create a 10-week curriculum unit allowing students to explore the use of drones in agriculture and gain more insight into careers in the industry.