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Is teacher PD our only way forward?

Associate Professor Helen Cahill

If, as John Hattie says, teachers are the single biggest in-school determinant of student outcomes, why don't we support our teachers to undertake professional development? Australian teachers work longer, and have fewer allocated training days than in many other countries.

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Rethinking how we assess learning in schools

School. children learn in school. training students

There is a major flaw in the way we currently assess school students. By labelling them as either “good” or “poor” learners based on their overall grades at the end of each year, students have no clear idea whether they are making progress over extended periods of time.

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What’s in store for the children of the tech revolution?

Interactive white board classroom

With curriculum planning complete for the start of the academic year, technology and the role it’s expected to play is high on the agenda for educators. Like all industries, the education sector is experiencing rapid change, driven by the impact of new technologies and what’s often referred to as ‘digital disruption’.

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