Teaching skills

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The state of out-of-field teaching
The state of out-of-field teaching

While schools across the country are grappling with critical teacher shortages, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that out-of-field teaching is occurring. A new Deakin University report which was co-written by ACER and Griffith University, looks at the issue of out-of-field teaching and proposes 46 recommendations.

Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?
Infographic: How well are Australian schools teaching students about menstrual health?

Findings from a cross-sectional survey looking into young Australian women’s experiences of menstruation and dysmenorrhea indicate the need for better menstrual health education in Australian schools. Find out more about the survey responses in relation to menstrual health in Australian Health and Physical Education in today’s infographic.

Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD
Infographic: Supporting students with ADHD

National charity ADHD Australia surveyed 1024 primary, secondary and tertiary educators in all Australian states and territories to identify their knowledge, training and experience to support students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Find out more in today’s infographic.

The Research Files Episode 74: The power of reading aloud in school and at home
The Research Files Episode 74: The power of reading aloud in school and at home

How can we support reading aloud in the early years, at school and at home? And how does reading aloud affect our lives in the long term? Today, we’ll be speaking with Professor Emerita Rosemary Johnston AM, who shares some of the research on the benefits and joys of reading aloud and how we can continue to support reading aloud at school and at home.

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.

Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs
Five classroom tips for supporting students with additional needs

As a teacher, how can you create an inclusive space for all students to thrive? In this article, Sue Pickett, Additional Needs Coordinator at Eltham High School in Victoria, shares five tips for structuring your classroom and lesson so that it is accessible for all students, including those with additional needs.

Infographic: School librarian recruitment – valuing reading for pleasure
Infographic: School librarian recruitment – valuing reading for pleasure

A new study has explored job titles and descriptions for school librarian jobs advertised in the United States and Australia to assess the emphasis placed on a school librarian’s role in promoting reading for pleasure. Researchers found ‘Australian school librarians are far more likely to be expected to foster reading for pleasure’.

Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths
Teaching methods: Engaging students with problem solving tasks in maths

In this Teaching Methods episode, we speak to education consultant Michael Minas about a study he conducted to measure primary school students’ attitudes towards completing challenging problem solving tasks in maths. Michael shares details of the lesson structure he utilised, and why students responded to it so positively.

‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise teacher status
‘Big five’ education challenges: The ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise teacher status

The final webinar in a series tackling major challenges in school education in Australia will explore the ‘wicked problem’ of how to raise the status of the teaching profession. Topics up for discussion include how to attract and retain highly capable people, and changing attitudes towards teachers and teaching.

The Research Files Episode 64: Inclusive practices for students with Down syndrome in maths
The Research Files Episode 64: Inclusive practices for students with Down syndrome in maths

A study has followed primary school teachers through an entire school year to document how they taught mathematics to be inclusive of children with Down syndrome. The findings have been published in the Mathematics Education Research Journal, and in today’s podcast we find out more from the report’s co-author, Associate Professor Rhonda Faragher.