Making mathematics teaching count

Making mathematics teaching count

Friday, 13 Aug 2010

Teachers, policy makers and researchers will gather in Melbourne next week to review state-of-the-art research in mathematics education and debate how lessons learned from this research can be put into practice.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference opens on Monday. The conference is a sell out and, with around 800 delegates, one of ACER’s largest ever conferences.

ACER’s chief executive Professor Geoff Masters says the theme of this year’s conference was chosen to highlight that mathematics education is an area of high priority in Australia.

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ACER to lead global higher learning study

ACER to lead global higher learning study

Monday, 9 Aug 2010

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is set to lead the first global assessment of higher education students’ knowledge and skills.

ACER will head a group of international organisations to conduct a feasibility study into the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO), run by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Survey to quiz 300,000 on engagement with learning

Survey to quiz 300,000 on engagement with learning

Friday, 23 Jul 2010

In August around 300,000 students and over 10,000 teaching staff will be invited to report on their engagement with learning and many of the broader, more enriching aspects of higher education by taking part in the 2010 Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE).

The survey will involve students and staff from 54 higher education institutions – 32 Australian universities, seven New Zealand universities, and 15 other higher education providers.

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Turning up and tuning in key to Indigenous education

Turning up and tuning in key to Indigenous education

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Indigenous students are performing well below the Australian average in international tests and student attitudes, behaviours and backgrounds could provide some of the keys to understanding this, according to a report launched today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
The report is based on findings from all three completed cycles of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is managed nationally by ACER. 

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Uni students lacking staff contact

Uni students lacking staff contact

Monday, 17 May 2010

The largest ever survey of current higher education students in Australia and New Zealand has revealed worrying findings about interactions between students and their teachers.
The 2009 Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) involved over 30,000 students from 35 higher education institutions. A public report on the results was released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

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