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The Research Files Episode 64: Inclusive practices for students with Down syndrome in maths
The Research Files Episode 64: Inclusive practices for students with Down syndrome in maths

A study has followed primary school teachers through an entire school year to document how they taught mathematics to be inclusive of children with Down syndrome. The findings have been published in the Mathematics Education Research Journal, and in today’s podcast we find out more from the report’s co-author, Associate Professor Rhonda Faragher.

Leveraging social networks in education
Leveraging social networks in education

Our connections with others have an influence on our own behaviour. Social networks form in lots of different contexts, including at school and in the workplace. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is now offering insights into these important, but often invisible relationships.

Researching education: Five further readings on gender issues
Researching education: Five further readings on gender issues

Data show young people in Australia are becoming increasingly concerned about equity and discrimination, particularly on the topic of gender. Here, we share five resources which relate to gender issues including equity and identity.

Infographic: Student attitudes towards Australian Indigenous cultures
Infographic: Student attitudes towards Australian Indigenous cultures

In Australia, one of the aims of civics and citizenship education is to develop understanding and appreciation of Indigenous histories and cultures. This infographic looks at students’ attitudes towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions and peoples.

How teachers are working with students to mitigate stress
How teachers are working with students to mitigate stress

Data consistently shows that students are dealing with high levels of stress and other mental health issues, and that many choose to turn to their teachers for support with these struggles. A new report published in the Australian Journal of Education (AJE) looks at how teachers manage student wellbeing concerns and academic stress.

Infographic: Learning about other countries and cultures
Infographic: Learning about other countries and cultures

What opportunities do school students have to learn about other cultures, perspectives, and global events? Students participating in PISA 2018 were asked 10 questions about the different learning activities they are exposed to. Today’s infographic looks at the OECD average results.

Infographic: Maths and science performance and books in the home
Infographic: Maths and science performance and books in the home

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measures how well Year 4 and Year 8 students perform in maths and science. The latest study data from Australia compares student performance with the number of books in their home. Here, we look at how the number of books correlates with performance.

School Improvement Episode 29: Teacher attrition and retention
School Improvement Episode 29: Teacher attrition and retention

What contributes to a teacher’s decision to leave the profession? And, at the same time, why do others thrive and find success and personal fulfillment at work? Hugh Gundlach is a researcher, pre-service teacher educator and classroom teacher, and he joins us today to discuss his research on teacher attrition and retention.

Sport participation and numeracy performance of Indigenous students
Sport participation and numeracy performance of Indigenous students

Research indicates that Indigenous children’s participation in organised sport leads to an increase of two to seven months’ learning in numeracy. Here, we look at the findings and the implications of this research for closing the learning gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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.