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Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers
Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum: The science of spear-throwers

Integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum has seen these Queensland students conduct a hands-on inquiry into the science of the woomera – an Australian Aboriginal spear-throwing device. Find out more about the project and curriculum links in today’s article.

Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning
Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning

A systematic review of research from the past two decades has investigated the link between leadership and learning to analyse how principals affect student learning and overall school culture. Here, we look at the skills displayed by principals that have emerged to have a positive effect on schools.

‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia
‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia

‘One of the biggest challenges facing educators is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in our schools.’ In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson explores the issue in an Australian context, and the progress made in recent years.

‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students
‘Big five’ education challenges: Reducing disparities for school students

Reducing the disparities in the schooling experiences of students was one of the issues identified by Teacher columnist Professor Geoff Masters AO in his influential series on the ‘big five’ education challenges facing Australian schools. What does the latest evidence say, and where do we go to from here?

Infographic: Student attitudes towards Australian Indigenous cultures
Infographic: Student attitudes towards Australian Indigenous cultures

In Australia, one of the aims of civics and citizenship education is to develop understanding and appreciation of Indigenous histories and cultures. This infographic looks at students’ attitudes towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions and peoples.

Infographic: Learning about other countries and cultures
Infographic: Learning about other countries and cultures

What opportunities do school students have to learn about other cultures, perspectives, and global events? Students participating in PISA 2018 were asked 10 questions about the different learning activities they are exposed to. Today’s infographic looks at the OECD average results.

Celebrating Indigenous cultures through STEM and virtual reality
Celebrating Indigenous cultures through STEM and virtual reality

At Tulliallan Primary School in Melbourne, teachers and students have been working with local Indigenous groups to create an immersive Acknowledgement of Country. STEM teacher Nick Pattison shares the story from different perspectives.

Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week 2020
Teacher resources: NAIDOC Week 2020

Always was, Always will be is the designated theme for NAIDOC Week 2020, which is being celebrated this week across the country. Here, we take you through some of the resources developed for classroom educators to assist with lesson planning.

Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness
Teacher resources: Building your cultural responsiveness

The yourstoryourjourney website has been created to help teachers and school leaders form relationships and partnerships with communities and parents to achieve better educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Teacher's bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom
Teacher's bookshelf: Lesson steps – using Dragon Hoops in the classroom

‘I can see using this book as a springboard to have further discussion with students about the ways that sports and other aspects of culture have brought people together over time.’ Assistant Professor of Reading Education Jason DeHart shares how teachers can use the graphic novel Dragon Hoops in their classroom.