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Improving menstrual health education in schools
Improving menstrual health education in schools

Most schools will have students who experience some level of menstrual pain during their schooling years. So, how well are teachers prepared to deliver menstrual health education, and how can they better support students whose education may be impacted by menstrual pain?

Staff wellbeing: A reflection model for teacher peer support
Staff wellbeing: A reflection model for teacher peer support

It’s well-known that teaching is a stressful career. Finding the time to discuss challenging matters and to reflect on your practice might seem impossible. New research shows a reflective circles peer support model has a positive impact on educators. We speak with lead researcher Fiona Gardner in this article to find out more.

Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?
Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?

Findings from a cross-sectional survey looking into young Australian women’s experiences of menstruation and dysmenorrhea indicate the need for better menstrual health education in Australian schools. Find out more about the survey responses in relation to menstrual health in Australian Health and Physical Education in today’s infographic.

Researching education: 5 further readings on consent education
Researching education: 5 further readings on consent education

Research shows that pragmatic and evidence-based consent education in schools can have both immediate and lasting effects in reducing gender-based violence. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore consent education in Australia.

Misconceptions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the school curriculum
Misconceptions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the school curriculum

‘Understanding how students construct information from their prior knowledge … allows classroom educators to determine the extent and type of unlearning needed before introducing new, challenging and truthful information.’ Associate Lecturer Justine Grogan shares some of the findings of her research in Indigenous Education.

Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments
Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments

‘Best literacy practices in specialist schools look very different to best practice in regular classrooms.’ New research published in the Australian Journal of Education explores the different observational tools needed to understand effective literacy environments in specialist schools.

School Improvement Episode 40: Computer education in Australia – the challenges and opportunities
School Improvement Episode 40: Computer education in Australia – the challenges and opportunities

In this episode in our School Improvement series, we hear from Dr Jason Zagami from Griffith University, who shares some of the current challenges and opportunities of computer education in Australian schools, and how teachers can better prepare for future technological advances.

How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities
How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities

There are 7 General Capabilities (GCs) in the Australian Curriculum – so, how are teachers implementing them in the classroom? A new research study offers some insights. We find out more from Chief Investigator Dr Don Carter.

Research Q&A: Student voice and agency
Research Q&A: Student voice and agency

‘They’re concerned that adults don’t listen to them … adults also tend to be dismissive of their ideas and insights.’ In this Q&A we speak to Helen Connolly, South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, about the Student Voice Postcard initiative.

What’s happening with PIRLS?
What’s happening with PIRLS?

In her latest Teacher column, Dr Sue Thomson looks ahead to the release of the PIRLS results, including the aims of this international assessment of Year 4 students’ reading skills, and how data for the 2021 cycle were collected during the pandemic.