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Teacher resources: Body image in primary school
Teacher resources: Body image in primary school

A new whole-school program targeting positive body image development for students in primary school aims to work towards preventing body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in young Australians.

Virtual reality in education – what’s the buzz?
Virtual reality in education – what’s the buzz?

In the first article in a three-part series on virtual reality in education, Dr Susan O’Donnell and Adrian Rayner explain how virtual reality has been used in many industries and commercial products over decades, why using it comes so naturally to 21st Century learners, and why virtual reality represents exciting learning possibilities for students and teachers alike.

School Improvement Episode 32: Zero cost initiatives for reducing carbon emissions in schools
School Improvement Episode 32: Zero cost initiatives for reducing carbon emissions in schools

Schools in West Australia participating in a pilot study managed to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions per student, with 60 per cent of the initiatives they implemented requiring no cost. Here, we speak to the researchers involved to see which initiatives proved to be most impactful, and how other schools can do the same.

TIMSS 2019: School contexts and student attitudes
TIMSS 2019: School contexts and student attitudes

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has today published new analyses of questionnaire data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019, examining the home, school and classroom contexts in which learning and achievement occur, and student attitudes.

The state of education – one year into the pandemic
The state of education – one year into the pandemic

In his latest Teacher column, OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher shares preliminary findings from the organisation’s Special Survey on how systems have responded to the pandemic – from school closures and remote learning, to teacher vaccination and gradual returns to in-class instruction.

Displaying artwork on school grounds
Displaying artwork on school grounds

Russell Vale Public School recently commissioned a local artist to revamp buildings in the school grounds. Here, Principal Paul Cuthbertson shares why the school decided to commission the work, and why it was important to depict local wildlife.

Learning spaces: Learning and play in the early years
Learning spaces: Learning and play in the early years

The architecture and landscape design of the Mary Rice Early Learning Centre in Brisbane provides opportunities for children to experiment, discover, create and explore. In today’s article we speak to an educator and the architects who worked on the project to hear more about how the design of the centre facilitates learning and play.

The Research Files Episode 65: How educators are using research
The Research Files Episode 65: How educators are using research

How are teachers and school leaders accessing and using research and evidence? What challenges do they face when doing so? And, what enables quality use of research and evidence? Members of the research team for the Monash Q Project join us in today’s episode to explore these questions.

Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID
Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID

McKinsey surveyed teachers around the world for their views on the effectiveness of remote learning during the COVID-19 school closures. Teachers were asked to reflect on their experiences in the first few months of the pandemic, scoring the effectiveness on a scale of one to 10. Find out the results in today’s infographic.

Global Education Episode 20 with Andreas Schleicher
Global Education Episode 20 with Andreas Schleicher

Andreas Schleicher – Director for Education and Skills at the OECD and long-time Teacher columnist – joins us from Paris for this episode to give his take on all things 2020, talk about the longer term impacts of the school shutdowns and share how different education systems have responded to the pandemic restrictions.