Literacy

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How to use books to make creative learning opportunities in your classroom
How to use books to make creative learning opportunities in your classroom

Using books in the classroom is a great way to implement new learning opportunities. Check out this article for some fun ideas for incorporating books into your classroom.

Research news: Practical tips for primary science
Research news: Practical tips for primary science

A report by Evidence for Learning has provided 6 practical recommendations to improve primary science. In this article, Teacher looks at one of the 6 recommendations – developing students’ scientific vocabulary.

Research news: Cost of living on the minds of school students
Research news: Cost of living on the minds of school students

Looking at the content of students’ stories can give teachers an indication of what they’re interested in, as well as the issues that may be impacting their lives. Each year, Oxford University Press analyses thousands of short stories written by primary and secondary students to come up with a Children’s Word of the Year.

Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters
Podcast special: PISA 2022 results with Professor Geoff Masters

The PISA 2022 international results have just been announced. In this special episode we’re joined by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research, to talk about Australia’s performance, what we could learn from top performer Singapore, and some of the education reforms taking place in other parts of the world.

Researching education: Five further readings on learning progressions for literacy and numeracy
Researching education: Five further readings on learning progressions for literacy and numeracy

In this series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online databases, and Teacher archive content you might not have come across yet. This month, we’re looking at learning progressions for literacy and numeracy.

Teacher planning – building student vocabulary in STEM
Teacher planning – building student vocabulary in STEM

‘Deliberately planning to support students to build and use their vocabulary is critical to ensuring that students can both access the curriculum content and effectively demonstrate their understanding.’ Educational leader Michael Rosenbrock shares what this might look like in practice for maths and science teachers.

The Research Files Episode 85: Research Conference special with Professor Anne Castles
The Research Files Episode 85: Research Conference special with Professor Anne Castles

Our guest for this episode of The Research Files is Professor Anne Castles. She’s a Keynote speaker at ACER’s Research Conference next month, which is exploring how to improve continuity of learning in the first 12 years of a child’s life. We’ll be discussing some of the research on learning to read, and getting a taster of what delegates can expect from her presentation.

Expert Q&A: Phonics and early reading instruction
Expert Q&A: Phonics and early reading instruction

In our latest expert Q&A we talk to Greta Rollo, who leads the Primary Early Childhood and Inclusive Research team at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and ACER Research Fellow Dr Kellie Picker, about the place of phonics in early reading instruction.

Infographic: Reading instruction strategies used in year 4 lessons in Australia
Infographic: Reading instruction strategies used in year 4 lessons in Australia

Recently released survey data from PIRLS 2021 (Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study) includes information on reading instruction strategies used in year 4 lessons. This infographic shows the percentage of Australian PIRLS 2021 students whose teachers reported using these strategies in every or almost every lesson.

Infographic: Australia’s reading results within the international context
Infographic: Australia’s reading results within the international context

The new report, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study: Australia’s results from PIRLS 2021, reveals how the average reading performance of year 4 students in Australia compares to other countries. Find out more in today’s infographic.