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A new approach to personalised learning
A new approach to personalised learning

Students have a diverse range of personal and contextual factors that influence their access to and achievement in their education. A new global study calls for a re-evaluation of education systems to promote personalised education.

‘Megatrends’ affecting the future of education – 10 questions to ponder
‘Megatrends’ affecting the future of education – 10 questions to ponder

How can you and your colleagues help students better prepare for the challenges and opportunities they’ll face in the future? A major new report looks at the global ‘megatrends’ shaping education. We’ve picked out 10 discussion points and suggestions for possible learning activities to inspire you and your colleagues, and get the conversation started.

Sport during school and academic achievement
Sport during school and academic achievement

We know that participating in sport and physical activity benefits health and wellbeing. New research has found it also has a small positive effect on students’ academic performance, particularly in mathematics and science.

Infographic: The impact of COVID-19 on education
Infographic: The impact of COVID-19 on education

The Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (REDS) explores how the pandemic has impacted lower secondary education, investigating how 11 countries approached the challenge of ensuring continuity in teaching and learning during the disruption. Find out more about insights from the survey in today's infographic.

Students’ global competence – insights from Southeast Asia
Students’ global competence – insights from Southeast Asia

What skills do students need in order to successfully navigate a diverse, complex and rapidly changing world? Seven countries from the Southeast Asia region participated in the PISA questionnaire on global competence, and the data offer some interesting insights.

Integrating algorithm tasks into early years teaching
Integrating algorithm tasks into early years teaching

Algorithms are a key component of computational thinking, and the foundations for developing these skills starts in the early years. What are some of the day-to-day ‘unplugged activities’ that offer teachers easy opportunities for emphasising and building these skills?

Preschool parents’ confidence in fostering reading and maths skills
Preschool parents’ confidence in fostering reading and maths skills

Effective teacher-parent relationships and parent engagement in their child’s learning improves student outcomes. Researchers in the United States have surveyed parents and carers of preschoolers about their role in their child’s learning, and the support they’d like from teachers.

Infographic: Having a desk and a quiet place to study
Infographic: Having a desk and a quiet place to study

Whether it's completing homework assignments, preparing for exams, or being required to study remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, teenage students often need to complete school work at home. But, how many have access to a desk and a quiet place to study? What about those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds?

Parent views on international school partnerships
Parent views on international school partnerships

Researchers have been exploring parent perspectives on international school partnerships involving students, teachers and families in Indonesia and Australia to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of programs.

How teachers are depicted in picture books
How teachers are depicted in picture books

Families will often engage in the shared reading of picture books about starting Kindergarten to help children with their transition. But, how are Kindergarten teachers demographically represented in the books that children read during this time? And importantly, who is missing from these representations?