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Gender equality the winner in student video game coding challenge
Friday, 26 Oct 2018

For the first time, equal proportions of male and female winners have been revealed in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge.

Australian students motivated to achieve – but some more motivated than others
Monday, 10 Sep 2018

A new report shows Australian students are highly motivated to achieve, but that motivation is negatively affected by disadvantage.

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Assessing adult numeracy
Vocational & Adult
Monday, 20 Aug 2018

An ACER numeracy expert is taking a lead role in the development of the next international survey of adult skills.

What’s holding females back from participating in STEM?
Monday, 5 Nov 2018

Women and girls are less likely to participate in STEM areas in school, university and careers. Dr Sue Thomson discusses why in her latest column for Teacher.

From inspiration to award win: Little J & Big Cuz’s journey to the Logies
Monday, 9 Jul 2018

Following its 2018 Logie Award win, we take a look back at the ground-breaking children’s animation, Little J & Big Cuz.

Evaluating Australia’s investment in teachers in developing countries
Education & Development
Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018

A study on Australia’s investments in teacher development in Vanuatu aims to effectively evaluate the impact of our aid spending.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Postgrad Course
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

Contemplating studying a postgraduate course? With so many institutions, and even more courses, choosing a postgraduate program can be daunting.

5 Ways a Graduate Certificate of Education Keeps Your Career Moving
Monday, 5 Nov 2018

Have you ever had that frustrating feeling that you're on a career plateau? Or that your career is moving sideways, not up? If you want to keep your career moving, education needs to be a constant in your life.

ACER’s Dr Sue Thomson joins IEA Standing Committee
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

Dr Thomson has been appointed to a high profile committee position with a respected international research cooperative.

Happy birthday, Teacher India
Monday, 15 Oct 2018

Teacher India celebrates its seventh birthday with a special edition.

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