Students begin each school year at very different stages in their learning and development. Nevertheless, every student should be expected to make excellent progress in their learning regardless of their starting point, Professor Geoff Masters AO writes.
Traditional ways of thinking about learning, assessment and educational qualifications are being challenged. Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the three challenges that a senior secondary school can expect to face.
‘In an applied, investigative, context-based task, much of the learning and achievement of outcomes occurs during the process of undertaking the task.’
Teacher speaks to Professor David Lynch about a five year pilot study that explored the characteristics of an outstanding school.
‘[Ruby] has been working on this project for many months and comes to each day with a new idea to try, or a new way to achieve something already attempted.'
Can peer assessment techniques help improve pass rates and student learning outcomes? According to one educator’s action research, the answer is yes.
The traditional A to E report card is a thing of the past at Nossal High School, where grades have been removed to give more targeted and useful feedback to students and parents.
Teacher puts three questions to Dr Sandy Heldsinger and Rob Hassell on the topic of assessment.
‘By adding pockets of change that link firmly to our vision into the timetabled curriculum, assessment reform can become more widespread ...’
Stealth assessment, interactive learning environments and assessing literacy and numeracy. In a special podcast, Teacher provides a snapshot of the keynote speeches from Research Conference 2015.