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Moving beyond gender stereotypes in early years play
Moving beyond gender stereotypes in early years play

Researchers have used an Indonesian folktale setting to explore how young children take up and experience different gender roles during early years play, and how teachers can support their learning and development by moving beyond traditional gender stereotypes.

Providing the best environment for children to learn
Providing the best environment for children to learn

A large-scale assessment of Grade 5 students in six Southeast Asian countries has highlighted some of the home and school factors that have a positive impact on reading, writing and mathematics achievement.

Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning
Principals’ skills and behaviours that support learning

A systematic review of research from the past two decades has investigated the link between leadership and learning to analyse how principals affect student learning and overall school culture.

A regional snapshot of student maths and science achievement
A regional snapshot of student maths and science achievement

Students in Singapore once again topped the international rankings in two key subjects. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses students in Grades 4 and 8, every four years. Here’s how Singapore and other countries in the region performed in TIMSS, and how the scores relate to students’ knowledge and understanding.

Photo story: Early learning spaces in Singapore
Photo story: Early learning spaces in Singapore

With land at a premium, vertical preschools and schools are popping up around the globe. Here, we travel to Singapore to take a look at a design project that’s providing two school communities with lively learning environments and play spaces in the sky.

Creating effective classroom displays – encouraging belonging and ownership
Creating effective classroom displays – encouraging belonging and ownership

There are many ways to approach decorating your classroom with wall displays. Here, we speak to Professor Peter Barrett about what the research says on how to utilise classroom displays to encourage student belonging and ownership.

Valuing learning through play at school
Valuing learning through play at school

Preschools use playful pedagogies to help prepare children for school, but learning through play continues to be of value as students move through the primary years and beyond.

Creating an effective classroom display – what does the research say?
Creating an effective classroom display – what does the research say?

Many opportunities lie in how teachers can use the walls, doors, ceiling and floors in their classroom to display student work and topic material throughout the school year. Here, we speak to Professor Peter Barrett about how to best utilise classroom displays to improve student learning.

Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize
Primary school educator wins $1m Global Teacher Prize

The annual Global Teacher Prize has been awarded for 2020. Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in India who has transformed education for girls in his community, has been named winner of the US $1 million award. Here, we look at how he’s improving learning at his school.

Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives
Book talks with librarians: Opportunities and perspectives

A study of children participating in book talks in libraries has shown differing lines of priority between classroom teachers and librarians when it comes to reading, and suggests they should work together more cohesively.