Student welfare

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Service learning in schools
Service learning in schools

‘Too often service is given a polite pat on the back for being “nice” while simultaneously being positioned somewhere to the left of the “serious business of education”. But both research and practice tell a different story.’

The Research Files Episode 18: A child-centered approach to student wellbeing
The Research Files Episode 18: A child-centered approach to student wellbeing

Teacher speaks to Associate Professor Gerry Redmond about the Australian Child Wellbeing Project, capturing student voice and the importance of focusing on the middle years of schooling.

Student wellbeing: Asking the experts
Student wellbeing: Asking the experts

Young people are the experts in their lives and, as such, should be the ‘key informants on policies affecting them’, a recent report highlights.

Social and emotional learning in schools
Social and emotional learning in schools

Principals, teachers, and the public are increasingly recognising the importance of teaching social and emotional skills to students alongside academic skills.

School climate - the effect on transition
School climate - the effect on transition

Donna Cross and Leanne Lester look at how components of school climate can affect the transition from primary to secondary.

Delaying Kindergarten – the impact on mental health
Delaying Kindergarten – the impact on mental health

Delaying a child’s enrolment to Kindergarten for a year has mental health benefits, according to new research from Stanford University.

Infographic: Time online and attendance and wellbeing

Is there a link between time spent online and wellbeing and attendance? A recent OECD report explored.

10 must-reads: Positive Education
10 must-reads: Positive Education

Access 20 per cent off selected titles by visiting one of ACER's Bookshops over the next two months and greeting staff with: 'I'm a Teacher reader!'

Infographic: Student concerns prior to transition

What do students worry about before transitioning into secondary school? A new study, published in the Australian Journal of Education, provides some interesting insights.

Schools and the fight against piracy
Schools and the fight against piracy

An independent study shows 26 per cent of Australians aged 12 to 17 participate in some form of piracy activity.