How can educators teach and assess the General Capabilities – skills like critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving? In today’s podcast, Dr Claire Scoular discusses an assessment framework she’s developed for measuring and monitoring these skills in the classroom.
'While people have different views on the role that digital technology can and should play in schools, we cannot ignore how digital tools have so fundamentally transformed the world outside of school,' OECD Director of Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher writes in his new column.
Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?
In the latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), participants were asked about their use of a range of teaching practices. Today’s infographic looks at the results for practices associated with cognitive activation.
In today’s Q&A, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses this year’s Research Conference theme and some of the fundamental questions that will help to shape the conference program.
In an effort to further challenge students and allow them to take more responsibility for their own learning, principal Dr Cheryle Osborne embarked on a journey to become an International Baccalaureate school.
What are the enablers and challenges for high school teachers using a project-based learning approach in the classroom? In today’s reader submission, learning designer and educator Lisa Aitken shares findings from her research in New South Wales schools.
Undertaking professional learning as a principal has led Mandy Reynolds-Smith to not only improve her practice and progress to work at a systems level, but to also recognise her strengths as a leader.
Principal Gail Smith discusses how co-teaching has improved outcomes for students at her school, how trusting co-teacher relationships are maintained and some possible hurdles to adopting the process.
Principal Pauline Kubat from Epping Views Primary School shares her approach to collaborative leadership, how she overcomes daily challenges as a school leader, and insights into her experience in the Principal for a Day program.