Partnerships in education
The winners of the annual Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching in primary and secondary schools have been announced. Darren Hamley from Willetton Senior High School in Western Australia and Sarah Fletcher from Bonython Primary School in the ACT were awarded with the prizes, and they both join me in today’s episode.
Researchers at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales have been working with teachers and school leaders around Australia to better understand what motivates them to be involved in school-university partnerships. Here they share some of their study findings.
Always was, Always will be is the designated theme for NAIDOC Week 2020, which is being celebrated this week across the country. Here, we take you through some of the resources developed for classroom educators to assist with lesson planning.
In Australia, enterprise education is often associated with General Capabilities and 21st Century skills such as critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration, but it also helps to develop non-cognitive skills like self-confidence and teamwork. Teacher is excited to be the media partner for a novel research project working to understand Australian teachers’ perspectives about enterprise education. Find out more in today’s article.
The yourstoryourjourney website has been created to help teachers and school leaders form relationships and partnerships with communities and parents to achieve better educational outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
‘While it will take us some time before we understand the full effect of temporary school closures on student learning long term, we’ve (in the meantime) learnt some important things to inform our teaching practices going forward.’
A few reports have been released lately which point to how we’re tracking across the world when it comes to equality and equity in education. In today’s podcast we catch you up on the latest evidence, insight and action in education.
Queensland educator Chris Buswell is passionate about integrating technology into science. He’s partnered with local universities and schools overseas to improve student outcomes in STEM and joins us in today’s podcast episode to discuss his work.
‘Feedback is identified as one of the most powerful strategies to progress student learning.’ Today’s article explores the nature and impact of high quality feedback, and shares how one school’s focus on teacher feedback on students’ writing is driving real change and improving outcomes.
Researchers from Macquarie University and QUT conducted a series of interviews with students to hear their memories of former teachers to determine the quality and consistency of these relationships over time. In today’s article, Associate Professor Penny Van Bergen shares some of the key findings to come from the research.