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Infographic: Expectations of teaching hours
Infographic: Expectations of teaching hours

The newly-released Education at a Glance 2022: OECD Indicators reports on the state of education in OECD and partner countries. In this infographic, we take a look at the net statutory teaching time in hours, per year, in public institutions across the world for pre-primary and upper-secondary, general programs.

Infographic: Duration of initial teacher education in years
Infographic: Duration of initial teacher education in years

The newly-released Education at a Glance 2022: OECD Indicators reports on the state of education in OECD and partner countries. In this infographic, we take a look at the duration (in years) of initial teacher education for teachers in public institutions around the world.

Student engagement and confidence in reading: PIRLS recap
Student engagement and confidence in reading: PIRLS recap

'The importance of establishing strong positive attitudes towards learning – particularly towards reading, which underlies so much of students’ learning – is critical, particularly in view of the past two years.' Ahead of the December release of PIRLS 2021 results, Dr Sue Thomson recaps what 2016 data show about students in Australia.

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.

Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour
Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour

Research analysing data on 1.3 million students and 50,000 teachers in the United States has demonstrated a positive impact on student academic achievement and behavioural outcomes when they are taught by the same teacher twice. Dr Leigh Wedenoja shares more details with Teacher in this article.

I spy playful STEM learning at school
I spy playful STEM learning at school

‘One class was a notable illustration of everything we know about quality in play-based learning.’ In this article, ACER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Parker shares the details of a playful STEM class she witnessed in the United States, where students were engaged in a crime scene investigation activity.

What’s happening with PIRLS?
What’s happening with PIRLS?

In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson looks ahead to the release of the PIRLS results, including the aims of this international assessment of Year 4 students’ reading skills, and how data for the 2021 cycle were collected during the pandemic.

Effective use of virtual reality to improve student outcomes in Science
Effective use of virtual reality to improve student outcomes in Science

New research has shown that while the use of immersive virtual reality (IVR) increases student enjoyment and presence in a task, when used on its own it does not improve procedural or declarative knowledge when compared to the more traditional learning activity of watching a video.

Real-world maths: Developing mathematical models
Real-world maths: Developing mathematical models

When you think about the last time you travelled on an airplane, did you wonder whether there could be a more efficient way of getting passengers on and off the aircraft? It is this question that was considered by participants in the 2022 International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C).

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.