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Infographic: How students in Southeast Asia performed in PISA 2018

The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures how well 15-year-olds are prepared to use their skills and knowledge to meet real-life challenges. This infographic gives a global snapshot of the highest and lowest performing countries from PISA 2018 in reading, mathematics and science, and how they compare with students’ scores in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines.

Infographic: Child online safety in Southeast Asia

Results of a cyber safety survey of 145 426 children and adolescents, conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries, have recently been released. Here are some of the global findings, and where participating countries in Southeast Asia ranked in guidance and education.

COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren
COVID-19: Remote learning out of reach for one-third of schoolchildren

Worrying analysis shows at least one-third of the world’s schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning programs put in place to provide continuity of education as schools close their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years
Teaching and learning activities: Everyday science in the early years

A new research-based series encourages early years educators to take advantage of everyday teaching and learning opportunities to improve young children’s scientific understanding, and shares four step-by-step activities for the classroom or learning at home.

Making lessons more physically active
Making lessons more physically active

Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.

Indonesia fifth in teacher status rankings
Indonesia fifth in teacher status rankings

Teachers in Indonesia are highly valued and well respected by members of the public, according to an international report.

Infographic: Teacher status around the world

A global survey asked members of the public in 35 countries about their attitudes to teachers and teaching, with data used to create a ‘status index’ score out of 100. Today’s infographic looks at the 15 countries where teachers are most valued, according to their score.

Teacher comments in school reports: What's effective?
Teacher comments in school reports: What's effective?

In the third article in a series related to ACER’s Communication Student Learning Progress project, Dr Hilary Hollingsworth and Jonathan Heard highlight some of the observations that they’ve made in their early analysis of teacher comments on school reports.

Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?
Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?

In a recent Teacher article, two schools discussed their differing policies on mobile phone use during school hours. Here, we look at a range of studies that have explored the positives and negatives of allowing mobile phones to be used in class.

Identifying the needs of students on the autism spectrum
Identifying the needs of students on the autism spectrum

Following a two-year study, researchers have built a profile of the educational support needs of students on the autism spectrum.