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Addressing global education challenges
Addressing global education challenges

Each year the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards put a spotlight on programs that are addressing challenges in education across the globe. Here, we look at some of the initiatives recognised in the 2019 awards.

Global attitudes to teachers and teaching
Global attitudes to teachers and teaching

Which occupation is most similar to a teacher in terms of status? Do students respect teachers? How many hours do teachers work? And, how much should they be paid? These are some of the questions posed to more than 35 000 people around the world.

School architecture of the future
School architecture of the future

From a technical school of the future in Denmark to a building that reimagines school architecture in India ­– the 12 shortlisted designs up for this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF) award in the ‘Education - Future Project’ category have the potential to redefine how students learn.

Q&A: A sustainable program targeting teachers
Q&A: A sustainable program targeting teachers

Tara.Ed is an Australian NGO that aims to promote sustainable, quality education in rural and remote parts of India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan through teacher training and capacity building. Here, we talk to founder Jennifer Star about the organisation’s focus on empowering educators.

Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach
Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach

Findings from an evaluation of upper primary and middle school students’ science inquiry skills suggest there is room for improvement in implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach, at least in terms of students’ abilities to undertake scientific inquiry.

Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters
Students monitoring their learning with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss why it is important that students are involved in the process of setting goals for their own learning and can monitor the progress that they’re making.

Supporting students, teachers and communities
Supporting students, teachers and communities

Yesterday we brought you news of the 2017 WISE Award winners. Here we take a look at the remaining nine finalists, including a collaborative learning model aimed at increasing teacher motivation and professionalism in India and Uganda.

Thinking differently about assessment with Professor Geoff Masters
Thinking differently about assessment with Professor Geoff Masters

In today’s video Teacher magazine sits down with Australian Council for Educational Research CEO Professor Geoff Masters AO to discuss new ways of thinking about assessment.

Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative
Speed Sharing – a non-threatening alternative

Being asked to present to the entire class can be a nerve-racking experience for students. In our latest reader submission, two US educators explain how ‘Speed Sharing’ can be an effective, non-threatening alternative.

School design inspiration – from origami to binary code
School design inspiration – from origami to binary code

From Japanese origami to Nordic winters, the movement of flocking birds to messages in binary code, treehouses to terracotta – the shortlisted school designs in this year’s World Architecture Festival award have been inspired by a range of influences.