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Researching education: 5 further readings on consent education
Researching education: 5 further readings on consent education

Research shows that pragmatic and evidence-based consent education in schools can have both immediate and lasting effects in reducing gender-based violence. In this article, we outline 5 further readings which explore consent education in Australia.

Welcome to Teacher StoryBoard
Welcome to Teacher StoryBoard

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Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments
Effective observation in specialist classroom literacy environments

‘Best literacy practices in specialist schools look very different to best practice in regular classrooms.’ New research published in the Australian Journal of Education explores the different observational tools needed to understand effective literacy environments in specialist schools.

How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities
How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities

There are 7 General Capabilities (GCs) in the Australian Curriculum – so, how are teachers implementing them in the classroom? A new research study offers some insights. We find out more from Chief Investigator Dr Don Carter.

Effective use of virtual reality to improve student outcomes in Science
Effective use of virtual reality to improve student outcomes in Science

New research has shown that while the use of immersive virtual reality (IVR) increases student enjoyment and presence in a task, when used on its own it does not improve procedural or declarative knowledge when compared to the more traditional learning activity of watching a video.

Gender equity: Stereotypes in assessment questions
Gender equity: Stereotypes in assessment questions

When writing assessment questions, do you think you are achieving equitable gender representation? Research Fellow at ACER UK, Theodora Ntoka, says assessment questions often promote gender stereotyping, and has five strategies educators can use to avoid this.

Award-winning learning spaces
Award-winning learning spaces

To be fit for purpose well into the future, learning spaces within schools will need to be flexible. Two schools in Victoria, Australia, have recently undergone refurbishments to develop new, flexible facilities, and have both been recognised at the 2022 Learning Environments Australasia Awards.

Changing classroom practice – introducing flexible seating
Changing classroom practice – introducing flexible seating

‘There is not a set seating plan. Students choose where to sit according to the task, their learning needs and preferences at any point in time.’ In this reader submission, teachers Heath Henwood and Emily Hales share how they transformed a Year 6 classroom from the traditional rows of desk layout to flexible seating.

Researching education: Five further readings on climate change
Researching education: Five further readings on climate change

As an educator, how do you approach talking to your students about climate change? Can you identify key gaps in students’ knowledge? How do you manage issues of eco-anxiety and climate grief? In this article, we outline five further readings which explore climate change education in Australia.

School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers
School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers

Attending a professional learning event is a great way to reflect on what’s happening in your own school and improve practice. For leaders at this Brisbane college, it prompted a new approach to supporting and retaining pre-service and early career teachers. Find out more in today’s Q&A.