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Change the STEM curriculum to break out of the downward spiral, experts urge
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Changing the curriculum is key to reversing the decline in Australia’s STEM teaching and learning results, says a report by Dr Michael Timms.

Australian Council for Educational Research (United Kingdom) announces appointment of new CEO
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has appointed Dr Desmond Bermingham as CEO of ACER UK.

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Improving confidence in expert judgements in medical specialty examinations
Vocational & Adult
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

ACER is helping to set performance standards and improve examiner consistency in examinations for medical specialty colleges, report Daniel Urbach and Jacob Pearce.

Reversing Australia’s downward spiral in STEM
School
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Changing the curriculum is key to reversing the decline in Australia’s STEM teaching and learning results, says a report by Dr Michael Timms.

Looking for the X factors in Indigenous early education
Indigenous
Wednesday, 2 Aug 2017

Early education for Indigenous students should begin from a place of strength, by focusing on students’ potential, interests, abilities, knowledge and capacities, rather than their limits.

Recognising the positive impact of early education
Education & Development
Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

As a study on early years learning in the Philippines draws to a close, its preliminary findings have been commended. Rachel Parker explains.

Why the time is right to become an expert in assessment
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

In the wake of the Gonski 2.0 report and with rising calls for a fundamental rethink of the way we assess learning in schools, studying assessment has become even more relevant and exciting.

ACER CEO Geoff Masters to lead NSW school curriculum review
Monday, 14 May 2018

A comprehensive review of the NSW K–12 school curriculum will be led by the Australian Council for Educational Research’s Chief Executive Professor Geoff Masters AO.

The review aims to ensure that the curriculum is preparing students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, and will take into account and expand on the findings of David Gonski’s latest report into Australian school education.

How to find time for postgraduate study
Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Thinking about enrolling for a postgraduate course? You already know that learning new skills will take your teaching career to the next level. But how do you fit your studies around your work and family life?

Evaluating the benefits for teachers of marking
Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018

Teachers are often encouraged to sign up to mark external exams or tests, not just for the extra money but also for promise of ‘professional development’. Current research is exploring the benefits – and drawbacks – of marking for teachers.

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