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The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2021
The Research Files Special: Research Conference highlights 2021

All three members of the editorial team are with you today for a special episode of The Research Files, to share some of the highlights from last month’s ACER Research Conference. The online event featured five days of keynotes, presentations, a research video showreel and a masterclass, all on the theme of ‘Excellent progress for every student: What will it take?’

Q&A: Mapping student learning progressions in visual arts
Q&A: Mapping student learning progressions in visual arts

Dr Karen Maras, from the University of New South Wales, has been presenting on the opening day of ACER’s Research Conference 2021. In this Q&A with Teacher she talks about student learning progressions in visual arts, and shares some examples of how their conceptions of art change with age.

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?’

Podcast special: Professor Rich Lehrer on Maths and Science reasoning
Podcast special: Professor Rich Lehrer on Maths and Science reasoning

Ahead of ACER’s Research Conference next month, we sat down with Professor Rich Lehrer from Vanderbilt University to discuss his research that explores science and mathematics education for elementary school students in the US. He also gives listeners a taste of what he’ll be sharing at the conference and why he decided to name his keynote address ‘Accountable Assessment’.

Excellent progress for every student
Excellent progress for every student

After a pandemic pause in 2020, the ACER Research Conference is back. In today’s Q&A, conference organiser and ACER Senior Research Fellow Dr Claire Scoular tells us more about this year’s theme, and the focus on providing practical solutions for attendees.

Connecting the school to the community
Connecting the school to the community

The Executive Principal of Hillvue Public School implemented multiple school improvement initiatives to improve student engagement at the school. In this article, he shares some successful strategies he implemented.

How students choose which subjects to study
How students choose which subjects to study

Findings from a new study have shown that students go through a two-stage process when selecting which subjects to study in senior secondary school, and that they are particularly cautious when taking advice from teachers.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM
Teacher Staffroom Episode 7: Celebrating STEM

What a month we’ve had here at Teacher magazine! From Research Conference, to Science Week, to our very first live event with Dr Lyn Sharratt – there’s so much we’d like to look back on and share with you in today’s podcast.

Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn
Podcast Special: In Conversation with Geoff Masters and Neil Selwyn

We share highlights from the ‘In Conversation’ session at Research Conference 2019 between ACER CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO and Professor Neil Selwyn on preparing students for life in the 21st Century.

Inquiry program increases STEM participation
Inquiry program increases STEM participation

CSIRO’s Caja Gilbert sat down with Teacher to discuss how an inquiry-based science program is encouraging Indigenous students to choose STEM subjects in senior secondary school.