Student engagement

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Research Q&A: Student voice and agency
Research Q&A: Student voice and agency

‘They’re concerned that adults don’t listen to them … adults also tend to be dismissive of their ideas and insights.’ In this Q&A we speak to Helen Connolly, South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People, about the Student Voice Postcard initiative.

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.

Video: Mathematics activities for Pythagoras’ theorem
Video: Mathematics activities for Pythagoras’ theorem

In her latest video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares the resources for two activities she has implemented in her classroom to engage students when learning about Pythagoras’ theorem.

Student wellbeing: The role of prosocial motivation
Student wellbeing: The role of prosocial motivation

How can a student’s social-emotional motivation at school impact their behaviour and achievement? In what ways can we support students’ social-emotional development? These are some of the questions explored in Dr Rebecca Collie’s study into the role of prosocial motivation in the classroom.

Video: Engaging maths activities for learning area and surface area
Video: Engaging maths activities for learning area and surface area

In her latest video for Teacher, Mathematics teacher Holly Millican shares two activities she uses in her classroom to help students understand, and build connections between, 2D shapes and 3D shapes.

Student perspectives on starting high school
Student perspectives on starting high school

Researchers have held forums with students about their views on moving up to high school and, in a new report, share that students are most concerned about academic expectations, high school systems and social challenges during the transition process.

Video: Giving all students the opportunity to access the curriculum
Video: Giving all students the opportunity to access the curriculum

In this video, Learning Support and Information and Software Technology teacher at St Agnes Catholic High School in New South Wales, Olivia Phillips, shares with Greg Whitby how she is working to give all students the opportunity to access the curriculum.

Infographic: Student effort when taking tests
Infographic: Student effort when taking tests

A new issue of Snapshots, from the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), looks at self-reported levels of effort students invested in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2018 test. Today’s infographic looks at the percentage of students in 20 participating countries and economies who indicated they would have invested more effort in the test if it counted towards their school marks.

School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes
School Improvement Episode 35: Students as co-researchers in school improvement processes

In this episode of School Improvement, we’re taking you to Ireland where research has been conducted looking at engaging students in the school self-evaluation process in a meaningful way. Shivaun O’Brien from Dublin City University joins us to unpack the impetus for the research and to talk us through some of the findings.

The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom
The Research Files Episode 70: Cultural residents in the classroom

How effectively do you think you’re delivering Indigenous content in the curriculum? Would you say you have enough knowledge and confidence in this area? A program established by the University of New South Wales’ Matraville Education Partnership is looking to address these two areas of teacher practice.