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Students’ views on leaders and leadership
Students’ views on leaders and leadership

What do you understand by the term ‘leadership’? Who do you consider to be a good leader and what are the attributes that make them so? Researchers asked Middle Years school students in Australia these questions. Find out what they said in today’s article.

Infographic: Rural, regional and remote professional learning
Infographic: Rural, regional and remote professional learning

AITSL conducted surveys in 2018 and 2019 on the current arrangements of professional learning in rural, regional and remote schools across the country. Here, we look at some of the survey responses from teachers on their experiences.

The Research Files Episode 64: Early career teachers' self-efficacy and mentoring
The Research Files Episode 64: Early career teachers' self-efficacy and mentoring

It’s no surprise that a teacher’s self-efficacy has a huge impact on their classroom teaching. But what aspects of work as a beginner teacher has an influence on how perceived self-efficacy develops? A research report has looked into this and we discuss the findings in this podcast episode.

Reducing school teachers’ risk of skin cancer
Reducing school teachers’ risk of skin cancer

Large scale research into school break times suggests relatively simple changes to daily routines could drastically reduce teachers’ exposure to UV radiation and risk of skin cancer. Ben Dexter tells Teacher more about the findings.

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.

Exploring Australian students’ strengths and weaknesses in maths and science
Exploring Australian students’ strengths and weaknesses in maths and science

What should Australian schools and teachers focus on in order to improve students’ general understanding of mathematics and science? In her final Teacher column of the year, Dr Sue Thomson explores newly released TIMSS 2019 data to highlight some of the strengths and weaknesses of Australian students at the national level.

Infographic: Australian achievement trends in TIMSS
Infographic: Australian achievement trends in TIMSS

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) measures how well Year 4 and Year 8 students from around the world are performing in science and mathematics. In this infographic we look at Australian student achievement over time.

TIMSS: Australia improves in maths and science
TIMSS: Australia improves in maths and science

Australian students have performed significantly better in the latest cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in Year 8 mathematics and Year 4 and Year 8 science – but not in Year 4 mathematics – than they did in 2015. Here, we take a closer look at the results.

Researching education: Five further readings on science education
Researching education: Five further readings on science education

In this monthly series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online catalogues. This month’s theme is science education.

Teacher and leader motivation for school-university partnerships
Teacher and leader motivation for school-university partnerships

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.