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The Research Files Episode 92: Helping students become hybrid writers
The Research Files Episode 92: Helping students become hybrid writers

Researchers from Edith Cowan University have recently highlighted the ongoing importance of explicitly teaching both handwriting and keyboarding skills to students, starting in the primary years. Dr Anabela Malpique joins Teacher editor Jo Earp to discuss findings of the meta-analysis and follow-up study, and tips for helping students become hybrid writers.

Research news: Supporting students by learning through play
Research news: Supporting students by learning through play

As an educator, you’ll recognise the importance of providing time for young children to play and to learn through play. However, findings from a 4-year study conducted in Ukraine suggest that playful learning can be a protective factor for children, helping foster literacy and social-emotional skills in times of crisis.

Infographic: Finding the digital learning ‘sweet spot’
Infographic: Finding the digital learning ‘sweet spot’

According to mathematics performance data from the OECD's PISA 2022 report, students that spend time at school learning on digital devices outperform students that don't. But how much time is too much time? In today’s infographic, we look at student mathematics scores across the OECD and Australia by hours spent on digital learning at school.

Students’ science literacy – national insights
Students’ science literacy – national insights

A new national report explores latest achievement data for students’ science literacy, and offers insights into what’s happening in Australian classrooms to help develop their knowledge, understanding and inquiry skills.

Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 – the impact of school experiences on student performance
Expert Q&A: PISA 2022 – the impact of school experiences on student performance

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) recently released an in-depth analysis of Australian student and principal questionnaire responses, collected as part of the OECD’s latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In this Q&A, we speak with ACER’s Lisa De Bortoli and Catherine Underwood about what Australia’s results tell us.

Researching education: 5 further readings on school libraries
Researching education: 5 further readings on school libraries

Teacher librarians and school libraries play important roles in developing student reading habits, information literacy capabilities, and promoting cross-curriculum learning. In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we are looking at the topic of school libraries.

PISA 2022: Student curiosity helps maths performance
PISA 2022: Student curiosity helps maths performance

High school students with higher levels of curiosity performed better in the latest round of international PISA mathematics assessments, according to new analysis of Australian data from the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Infographic: Careers and future study support in schools
Infographic: Careers and future study support in schools

Recent research provides insights into careers education and activities that Australian students have access to at school to support their preparation for the future. The data was collected from 259 schools and in this infographic, we compare the findings for schools with a career counsellor and schools with no specific career counsellor.

The Research Files Episode 91: The long-term impacts of a sense of school belonging on mental health
The Research Files Episode 91: The long-term impacts of a sense of school belonging on mental health

New research has emphasised the importance of adolescent school belonging as a long-term protective factor that can mitigate against later depression, anxiety, and stress. In this episode of The Research Files we speak to the lead author about the findings and the implications for schools.

Research news: Valuing and integrating generative AI in teaching
Research news: Valuing and integrating generative AI in teaching

As education departments begin to integrate generative artificial intelligence into teaching and learning in schools, Rebecca Collie and Andrew Martin share findings from their research into how teachers value and integrate generative AI in their practice, and the role of school leaders in supporting or thwarting this.