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School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students
School Improvement Episode 42: STEM pathways – inspiring female students

We know that, overall, female participation in STEM is lower than that of males, and that schools can play an important part in encouraging girls to pursue education and careers in this area. In this podcast, we’re joined by Jessica Huynh, Managing Director of Go Girl, Go for IT, a free one-day technology conference for girls, and teachers from a school that participated this year.

Tackling education challenges – scaling up pioneering projects
Tackling education challenges – scaling up pioneering projects

Each year the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards recognise pioneering projects that are having an impact on the ground. The recipients for 2022 were announced last month and in today’s article we look at the winners.

Building student confidence in public speaking
Building student confidence in public speaking

Public speaking is a daunting prospect for many students. Loreto Normanhurst in New South Wales has developed a Year 9 unit which supports students to research and confidently deliver a speech on a topic they are passionate about.

Researching education: 5 further readings on children and young people’s physical activity
Researching education: 5 further readings on children and young people’s physical activity

Australia is falling behind when it comes to children’s physical activity, with new challenges for schools brought to the fore through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore children and young people’s physical activity in Australia.

Q&A: Meeting learner needs by reimagining classroom assessment and feedback
Q&A: Meeting learner needs by reimagining classroom assessment and feedback

ACER’s Research Conference 2022 has kicked off today. This afternoon, ACER Research Fellow Dr Fabienne van der Kleij delivered her presentation ‘Reimagining classroom assessment and feedback to meet learner needs’. In this Q&A, she expands on what was covered in her presentation.

How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools
How to build collaborative relationships between families and schools

How can schools better engage families in their students’ learning? Dr Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, shares the findings from a research initiative she has led at CUE on school engagement with families, along with some practical tips for building school-family engagement.

Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback
Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback

At Alawa Primary School in the Northern Territory, a culture has been built where the feedback that is provided in student perception surveys is prioritised by staff, and students know and understand the value of their feedback that is collected twice a year.

School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback
School Improvement Episode 38: Acting on student feedback

How effectively are you acting on feedback given to you by students? In this episode of School Improvement, we speak with Dr Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh about her recent research into the impact of student perception surveys on teachers’ practice, and she shares some strategies teachers and schools can employ in order to improve their practice in this area.

The Research Files Episode 73: Exploring high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools
The Research Files Episode 73: Exploring high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools

What makes leadership impactful in regional, rural and remote schools? In this episode of The Research Files, we chat with Scott Eacott, unpacking some of the concepts covered in his recent research on leadership in regional, rural and remote schools.

Challenges for delivering inclusive education in Australia
Challenges for delivering inclusive education in Australia

What challenges do teachers face when delivering inclusive education? How could we begin to address this? In the first of two articles on the topic, Dr Erin Leif, Dr Laura Alfrey and Dr Christine Grove from Monash University explore these questions.