Student engagement

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Student engagement and confidence in reading: PIRLS recap
Student engagement and confidence in reading: PIRLS recap

'The importance of establishing strong positive attitudes towards learning – particularly towards reading, which underlies so much of students’ learning – is critical, particularly in view of the past two years.' Ahead of the December release of PIRLS 2021 results, Dr Sue Thomson recaps what 2016 data show about students in Australia.

Video: 2 activities to engage your students in learning about decimals
Video: 2 activities to engage your students in learning about decimals

In her latest video for Teacher, Holly Millican shares the resources for 2 activities she has implemented in her mathematics classroom to engage students when learning about decimals.

Mathematics teacher Holly Millican recognised with national award
Mathematics teacher Holly Millican recognised with national award

Last month, Holly Millican (a familiar face on Teacher’s YouTube channel) received an Early Career Teacher award. In this article, we find out about the initiatives Millican has been involved in at her school to increase student engagement in learning, which has seen her be recognised nationally.

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.