Evidence-based practice

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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.

Self-regulated learning: Capabilities for learning and life
Self-regulated learning: Capabilities for learning and life

Self-regulation is a critical factor for success in learning and life. In today’s article, Dr Karen Peel shares details about the Capabilities for Life & Learning Model – a tool she developed that informs teachers’ lesson design and enhances students’ self-awareness about learning.

Using comparative judgement – data from the Australian Writing Assessment Project
Using comparative judgement – data from the Australian Writing Assessment Project

In today’s article, Daisy Christodoulou and Jeanette Breen share details of the Australian Writing Assessment Project, which brings together 25 schools to trial a technique called Comparative Judgement, and some of the early feedback and findings.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 24: Revisiting the ‘big five’ challenges
Teacher Staffroom Episode 24: Revisiting the ‘big five’ challenges

Six years ago Professor Geoff Masters AO penned a column for Teacher on the ‘big five’ education challenges facing Australian schools. This year, ACER has been running a five-part webinar series exploring each challenge in greater detail, and in today’s podcast, we run you through some of the highlights.

Attracting female students to STEM subjects
Attracting female students to STEM subjects

Staff at Cedar College in South Australia are determined to improve the proportion of female students choosing to study Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) subjects in senior high school. Here, we speak with Digital Technologies and Maths teacher Trudi Wynn about the strategies they’ve employed to entice more girls to consider studying STEM.

Practical ways to support student engagement
Practical ways to support student engagement

How do schools successfully engage and retain students alongside promoting academic achievement? In today’s reader submission Margaret Gurney, Assistant Director-General, State Schools Operations at the Queensland Department of Education, shares research findings on practices common in high performing schools.

Video: Using student feedback to inform change
Video: Using student feedback to inform change

In his first video for the new school year, Greg Whitby sits down with Renee Blyth from Xavier College in Llandilo, western Sydney, to discuss how staff have maintained a culture of continuous change at the school.

Q&A: Student assessment – looking at data from different angles
Q&A: Student assessment – looking at data from different angles

In this Q&A we speak with Dr Katie Richardson about looking at student assessment data from different angles, identifying patterns in data, and why working collaboratively to interpret assessment data is a useful technique.

Assessing students’ writing using comparative judgement
Assessing students’ writing using comparative judgement

In a recent Teacher article, Learning Specialist Jeanette Breen shared how Templestowe Heights Primary School (THPS) in Victoria has improved its writing moderation process. Here she describes a new step that aims to bridge the gaps that still exist for staff, through an assessment process known as comparative judgement.

‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?
‘Big five’ challenges in school education – what progress have we made?

Professor Geoff Masters AO shares details of a special ACER five-webinar series, where expert practitioners, researchers and policymakers will revisit the major challenges in school education he wrote of six years ago, and ask what progress has been made on each, and what needs to happen next.