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Research news: Supporting student engagement and learning in mathematics
Research news: Supporting student engagement and learning in mathematics

How can we support the teaching and learning of mathematics in ways that can enhance student engagement, participation and thus learning? In this reader submission, David Chinofunga shares findings from a 3-year study he’s been leading at James Cook University focused on supporting the teaching and learning of maths in Queensland secondary schools.

Infographic: Teachers needed across the globe by 2030
Infographic: Teachers needed across the globe by 2030

According to new research from UNESCO, 44 million additional teachers will be needed globally by 2030 to educate every child. In today’s infographic, we explore the key figures from this research, and share the recruitment targets for replacing attrition in primary and secondary schools.

Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills
Expert Q&A: Building students’ ICT skills

NAP-ICT Literacy measures the skills of Australian students in year 6 and 10. In our latest expert Q&A we catch up with Dr Tim Friedman and Dr Kristy Osborne from the Australian Council for Educational Research to find out more about recent revisions to the assessment, what teachers can learn from the latest round of data, and classroom activities to support student learning.

Infographic: Teachers spending their own money on school purchases
Infographic: Teachers spending their own money on school purchases

The latest 'State of our Schools' survey from the Australian Education Union - conducted in early 2023 - shows that of almost 6,000 respondents, a vast majority are spending hundreds of dollars of their own money each year on items for work.

Podcast special: World-class learning systems
Podcast special: World-class learning systems

Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research, joins Teacher for a series on world-class learning systems. In Episode 1, we find out more about the 5 systems he’s been exploring for a multi-year study commissioned by the National Centre on Education and the Economy in Washington DC.

Research news: Cost of living on the minds of school students
Research news: Cost of living on the minds of school students

Looking at the content of students’ stories can give teachers an indication of what they’re interested in, as well as the issues that may be impacting their lives. Each year, Oxford University Press analyses thousands of short stories written by primary and secondary students to come up with a Children’s Word of the Year.

Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies
Research Q&A: Student attendance strategies

School absence has an impact on student outcomes, so being aware of attendance rates for your class, year group, or whole school, and understanding the reasons behind the absence is important. With this information to hand, what will make a difference? That’s the topic of Dr Kirsten Hancock’s research.

Researching education: 5 further readings on artificial intelligence
Researching education: 5 further readings on artificial intelligence

Welcome to the first edition of Researching education: 5 further readings for 2024. When we asked you for the topics you’d like us to cover on Teacher in the next 12 months, artificial intelligence (AI) was the most frequently requested. So, in this edition, we’re taking a look at AI.

Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19
Research news: The impact of media coverage of teaching during COVID-19

Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect public perceptions of teachers and the teaching profession, and how were their views and beliefs influenced by media coverage? Researchers in the UK have been exploring these questions, and their findings offer some interesting insights into how society values the profession, and the impact this has on teacher mental health and wellbeing.

Research news: Teacher motivation linked with greater wellbeing and lower quitting intentions
Research news: Teacher motivation linked with greater wellbeing and lower quitting intentions

In our first reader submission of the new year, Dr Rebecca J Collie shares findings from her latest study showing the link between teacher motivation, wellbeing and retention, and how this can help school leaders support staff.