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Student STEAM projects solving community needs
Student STEAM projects solving community needs

Helping students to develop their skills in the general capabilities is essential for preparing them to succeed in a modern society. At St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls’ in Perth, Western Australia, primary school students are given these opportunities through the school’s STEAM program.

Photo story: Student-led library collection development
Photo story: Student-led library collection development

At Melba Copland Secondary School in Canberra, the library has been improving students' connection to recreational reading through an innovative program that allows students to select the books the library purchases. In this photo story, Teacher Librarian Mali Jorm shares how the program operates and the impact on student borrowing rates.

Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing
Researching education: Five further readings on educator wellbeing

As a teacher, how has work impacted your wellbeing during the pandemic? What wellbeing initiatives are offered at your school, and how can they be improved to better support teachers? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore educator wellbeing in Australia and internationally.

An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal
An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal

School strategic priorities such as improving literacy and numeracy outcomes involve all staff. In this reader submission, art teacher Kerry Kaskamanidis shares how she responded to a whole-school focus on literacy by building a partnership with a local art museum.

A framework for learning through play at school
A framework for learning through play at school

A new framework for learning through play has been developed to support teachers in the classroom and help guide policy and practice in the early years of schooling. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the LEGO Foundation have worked together to develop the framework.

Maths participation declining in Australian schools
Maths participation declining in Australian schools

Student engagement in Maths is becoming increasingly important in Australia with the demand for skilled graduates in STEM industries growing. Here we speak to researcher Dr Maaike Wienk about new data showing a decline in Year 12 Maths participation, and what schools can do about it.

Where the 'extracurricular' becomes the curriculum
Where the 'extracurricular' becomes the curriculum

‘[The Sacúdete strategy] shows to others what the future of school could look like when we put learners at the centre and make the "extracurricular" the curriculum. That is the lesson that other countries can learn from.’ In his new Teacher column, Andreas Schleicher shares details of a successful program in Colombia that sees educators work as mentors and coaches.

Providing purposeful feedback to teachers
Providing purposeful feedback to teachers

When you last received feedback on your practice, were you given actionable steps to help you improve? A new large-scale study which analysed written feedback provided to early-career teachers in the US has found that receiving goal-setting and actionable feedback is rare.

A new approach to personalised learning
A new approach to personalised learning

Students have a diverse range of personal and contextual factors that influence their access to and achievement in their education. A new global study calls for a re-evaluation of education systems to promote personalised education.

Home reading experiences that support continued reading development at school
Home reading experiences that support continued reading development at school

Home support of children’s literacy skills in the early years is a well-known indicator of their reading progress at the start of school. A new study has explored how different reading experiences at home have an impact on children’s continued reading development at school.