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Infographic: Student perspectives on making school a better place
Infographic: Student perspectives on making school a better place

Almost 14,000 children aged 8-12 responded to the prompt, ‘the world would be better if…’ as part of a project run by South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. In this infographic, we share some of their responses.

Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation
Digital technologies for everyone: Factors contributing to female participation

A new research study is currently being undertaken to investigate the factors that help or stop young female students participating in digital technologies at school. In this article, the research team share their findings so far, and resources for teachers and students.

Researching education: 5 further readings on inclusive environments for gender diversity
Researching education: 5 further readings on inclusive environments for gender diversity

In our most recent annual reader survey, many of you told us you’d like more content on the topic of student wellbeing. In this edition of Researching education: 5 further readings, we share 5 readings on the topic of gender diversity in schools from researchers in Australia and overseas.

Infographic: Expectations of teaching hours
Infographic: Expectations of teaching hours

The newly-released Education at a Glance 2022: OECD Indicators reports on the state of education in OECD and partner countries. In this infographic, we take a look at the net statutory teaching time in hours, per year, in public institutions across the world for pre-primary and upper-secondary, general programs.

From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming
From deficit to digital strength – Indigenous learning through gaming

The Deadly Gaming action research pilot project is investigating how the use of digital gaming might engage and motivate Indigenous learners in the primary school years. In this reader submission, project leader Dr Troy Meston shares details of the initiative and some of the early findings.

Researching education: 5 further readings on Music education
Researching education: 5 further readings on Music education

Music education has a range of benefits, not only for students’ music learning, but for improving their capacity as a learner more broadly. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore Music education – from funding to frameworks, the benefits for teachers and students, and how the pandemic has affected Music education over the past 3 years.

The Research Files Episode 78:  Supporting disadvantaged students in post-school pathways and transitions
The Research Files Episode 78: Supporting disadvantaged students in post-school pathways and transitions

In this episode of The Research Files, we’re focusing on The Smith Family’s Pathways, Engagement and Transition Study. We’ll be unpacking some of the early findings and student feedback on how teachers and careers advisers can best support them in making informed decisions about possible jobs and pathways, connecting with employers, and applying for further study or training.

Designing effective online professional learning
Designing effective online professional learning

Continuing teaching and learning from home throughout the pandemic has increased the reliance on digital technology. This has extended to completing professional learning online. Here, we share the results of a recent rapid review which identified 5 principles for effective online professional learning.

Action research: School-based interventions for student mental health
Action research: School-based interventions for student mental health

Last year, staff at Skillset Senior College investigated the impact of school-based interventions on student mental health. The research findings have recently been published. In this article, we speak to Dr Martin Hughes about the interventions and the positive impact of the action research project on students and staff.

Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation
Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation

‘De-implementation is the art and science of removing an approach, practice, initiative, or program that is no longer meeting student and school needs’. In this article, Evidence for Learning’s Susannah Schoeffel and Michael Rosenbrock share what there is to gain from de-implementation, and considerations for schools.