Knowledge base for teaching
A commonly proposed strategy for raising achievement levels in schools is to specify high expectations or ‘standards’ of student performance and to hold students, teachers and schools accountable for achieving those standards. On the surface, it seems like an eminently sensible strategy. But is it?
Online NAPLAN tests that are tailored to ability and give a more precise measurement of where students are at in their learning look set to be introduced.
Greg Whitby speaks to Dr Miranda Jefferson about a new approach to schooling designed to meet the needs of today’s learners.
Teacher speaks to Neil Lloyd, deputy principal of Brisbane’s Youth Education and Training Centre, about the school’s efforts to address literacy and numeracy skills gaps among students.
The more you know about how the brain works, the better will be your teaching, says David Sousa.