Learning

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A commitment to growth
A commitment to growth

Students begin each school year at very different stages in their learning and development. Nevertheless, every student should be expected to make excellent progress in their learning regardless of their starting point, Professor Geoff Masters AO writes.

Incentives - an ineffective school improvement strategy?
Incentives - an ineffective school improvement strategy?

By the turn of the century, the observation had been made in many countries that substantial increases in expenditure on schools had failed to deliver measurable improvements in student performance. But just how effective are incentives as an improvement strategy?

Vision for 'research-rich' schools
Vision for 'research-rich' schools

A new report into the role of research in teaching and teacher education has set out a vision to develop research-rich schools and classrooms.

Balancing act: Balancing study, work and a personal life
Balancing act: Balancing study, work and a personal life

Undertaking postgraduate study, particularly a doctorate, is a big commitment, but as Terry Evans explains, there are ways to make part-time study complement your work and home lives.

Educating boys – and girls
Educating boys – and girls

Forget the idea of male and female brains; it’s the different ways we treat boys and girls that lead to differences in school attainment, says Catherine Scott.

Up close and personalised
Up close and personalised

We all know that our best teaching and learning programs respond to the prior knowledge and experiences of students, but how can we ensure personally tailored and responsive programs extend across a whole school?

Change your mind
Change your mind

Catherine Scott reports on research that shows people from any ability range or age group can increase their capacity to learn.