Problem solving

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Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills
Assessing and teaching 21st Century skills

Preparing students for life and the workforce includes equipping them with skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. But, how do these capabilities develop over time and what do they look like in terms of teaching and assessment?

Infographic: Teaching practices – Cognitive activation

In the latest cycle of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2018), participants were asked about their use of a range of teaching practices. Today’s infographic looks at the results for practices associated with cognitive activation.

Creative, curious and challenging thinking
Creative, curious and challenging thinking

In today’s reader submission, Dr John Langrehr discusses how teachers can develop student mindsets for ‘3C thinking’ and shares examples of questions and statements you can use in the classroom.

Connecting research to practice: Preparing students for the future
Connecting research to practice: Preparing students for the future

In today’s Q&A, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses this year’s Research Conference theme and some of the fundamental questions that will help to shape the conference program.

Global Education Episode 15: Mathematics education in Indonesia
Global Education Episode 15: Mathematics education in Indonesia

In this episode of Global Education, a high school student from Indonesia sat down with Teacher to give a snapshot of Mathematics education at their school.

Teacher Q&A: Maths education in Shanghai
Teacher Q&A: Maths education in Shanghai

In this Q&A, a secondary school Mathematics teacher from Shanghai sits down with Teacher to give a snapshot of Mathematics education at their school.

Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital'
Real-world maths: ‘The Best Hospital'

This year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) required students to measure and choose the ‘best hospital’. Here, Ross Turner explores how teams from Australia approached the task.

Students excel in mathematics challenge
Students excel in mathematics challenge

Students from two Australian secondary schools have received international recognition for their problem solving skills in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC), which asked them to produce an original mathematical model to solve a real-world problem.

Teaching and assessing general capabilities
Teaching and assessing general capabilities

How can we teach and assess general capabilities such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and research skills? Dr Claire Scoular and Jonathan Heard share details of a research project aiming to develop practical tools for use in the classroom.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.