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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.

Teachers working with speech-language therapists
Teachers working with speech-language therapists

A study involving 25 teachers who are also speech-language therapists has provided insight into the barriers and facilitators for effective collaboration between the two professions. Here, we speak to the report’s authors on the findings and implications for educators.

‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia
‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘long tail’ of underachievement in Australia

‘One of the biggest challenges facing educators is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in our schools.’ In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson explores the issue in an Australian context, and the progress made in recent years.

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.

Implementing metacognitive strategies to strengthen student capacity
Implementing metacognitive strategies to strengthen student capacity

‘In the context of remote learning, it is likely that those students who had already developed metacognitive strategies and skills were better prepared to learn and apply that learning independently.’ Today’s article shares how a senior secondary school is developing metacognition and self-regulation in learners.

Researching education: Five further readings on oral language
Researching education: Five further readings on oral language

Why is language development so important in the early years? What does optimal language development look like? In this edition of Researching education: Five further readings, we share five resources which investigate the development of oral language in the early years.

Internet use, video games and students’ academic achievement
Internet use, video games and students’ academic achievement

Video gaming and non-academic internet use can improve student achievement, but moderation and timing are key, according to a new Australian study by researchers from the University of Southern Queensland and UNSW Sydney.

Teacher resources: Planning lessons from themes and events in 2021
Teacher resources: Planning lessons from themes and events in 2021

We’ve collected the details of significant themes and events which might help inspire some of your upcoming lessons for 2021. Here, find out about STEM and literacy events that are scheduled, as well as themes of global significance which you might find relevant.

Video infographic: Student word choice in 2020
Video infographic: Student word choice in 2020

Explicit teaching of vocabulary helps students develop their speaking and listening skills, writing and reading comprehension. Oxford University Press has analysed the word choice and grammar use of students in 2020. Here, we take a look at their findings.

Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives
Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives

A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.