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Unpacking the science of reading – teaching the constrained skills
Unpacking the science of reading – teaching the constrained skills

A new paper by ACER’s Greta Rollo and Dr Kellie Picker unpacks the science of reading. In a 3-part series for Teacher, they explain each of the components that make up the science of reading, and share implications for teaching. This second article delves into constrained skills.

Researching education: 5 further readings on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Researching education: 5 further readings on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

In celebration of NAIDOC week 2024, we’re sharing 5 pieces of content on the topic of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education – including a helpful guide to selecting appropriate resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages, and more, respectively and effectively.

Global Education Episode 24: Teaching for creativity across the curriculum
Global Education Episode 24: Teaching for creativity across the curriculum

In this episode of our Global Education podcast, Editor Jo Earp talks to Lead Practitioner Sarah Childs and Associate Professor Kerry Chappell about their involvement in England’s Creativity Collaboratives partnership program, including the important role of teachers as action researchers, and details of the Toolkit resources developed to help others.

Unpacking the science of reading – what the research says
Unpacking the science of reading – what the research says

A new paper by ACER’s Greta Rollo and Dr Kellie Picker unpacks the science of reading. In a 3-part series for Teacher, they explain each of the components that make up the science of reading, and share implications for teaching. This first article provides an overview of all 6 components.

PISA 2022: Students’ financial literacy
PISA 2022: Students’ financial literacy

Financial literacy is an important life skill, but a new report from the OECD analysing results from the PISA 2022 optional financial literacy assessment found that while most 15-year-olds are already consumers of financial products, many still lack some of the skills and knowledge that are needed to make sound financial decisions for themselves.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 57: Mid-year check in
Teacher Staffroom Episode 57: Mid-year check in

We’re at the end of term 2 in Australia and in this episode of Teacher Staffroom, we catch you up on content we’ve published recently that you might find useful at this time of year – including tax tips for teachers, leaders seeking feedback from staff to inform their next steps, and the benefits of successful partnerships with universities.

Student voice – involving children in decision-making
Student voice – involving children in decision-making

How are education systems supporting child empowerment? That’s the key question explored in a new international report that reviews the literature and shares examples of effective policy and practice in different countries, and the challenges that exist.

Research news: Incorporating physical activity into teaching
Research news: Incorporating physical activity into teaching

Do you incorporate physical activity into your teaching? A new study from researchers at Queensland University of Technology looks at the ways teachers incorporate physical activity into their lessons, and why they do it.

PISA 2022: Students’ creative thinking
PISA 2022: Students’ creative thinking

How good are your students at thinking outside the box, seeing things from a fresh perspective, producing original ideas and improving upon the ideas of others? We take a look at newly released international results from the first PISA Creative Thinking assessment.

Whole-school considerations to support students’ feelings of safety
Whole-school considerations to support students’ feelings of safety

New analysis of Australian PISA data shows Australian students’ feelings of safety is lowest in areas of the school outside the classroom. In today’s article, Dr Erin Leif from Monash University shares some practical considerations for schools when reflecting on how they can support feelings of safety in all areas of the school grounds