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Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students
Making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students

Satyam Mishra was one of two educators from India to make it into the prestigious Global Teacher Prize Top 50 for 2021. In today’s article, he shares practical examples for making mathematics more engaging and relevant for students.

A framework for learning through play at school
A framework for learning through play at school

A new framework for learning through play has been developed to support teachers in the classroom and help guide policy and practice in the early years of schooling. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the LEGO Foundation have worked together to develop the framework.

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.

Job interviews – dealing with rejection
Job interviews – dealing with rejection

After investing a lot of time and emotion into applying for a new job or promotion, finding out the position is not yours can have a negative impact on your confidence. In this reader submission, Dr Poppy Gibson and Dr Robert Morgan from the UK share their three steps for moving forward after being an unsuccessful candidate for a new position.

‘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.

Are you ready? Student competencies for a changing world
Are you ready? Student competencies for a changing world

"As students across Southeast Asia transition back to face-to-face learning, teachers too are facing a transitional time as they endeavour to prepare their students for the future. …" In our latest article, Mayus Harefa and Karen Noble discuss how teachers can help students not just to navigate an increasing complex world, but also thrive in it.

Photo story: Inspiring learning spaces
Photo story: Inspiring learning spaces

A revamped secondary school and higher education college in the Philippines has been recognised by judges at the World Architecture Festival. In this article, we share the details of the school design, and other innovative school projects from across the world.

US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize
US English teacher wins 2021 Global Teacher Prize

A secondary school English teacher in Maryland, United States, who is passionate about supporting low-income students to access tertiary education has just been named the 2021 winner of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize. In this article, we share the impact she’s having in her community.

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.