Teaching snapshot reveals ageing workforce

Teaching snapshot reveals ageing workforce

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

The Australian report from the second cycle of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) of teachers and principals of students in Years 7 to 10, released today, has found that the number of teachers aged 50 years and older is rising, while the number aged 30 years or younger is falling. It also reveals that only two-thirds of teachers say their teacher training program prepared them for the job, and between five per cent and eight per cent of teachers are teaching out of field. The Australian report complements the international report released by the OECD in June.

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Students learn by making video games

Students learn by making video games

Saturday, 1 Nov 2014

Winning games in the inaugural Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, announced at 10.30am, Saturday 1 November, at PAX in Melbourne, show that students learn from creating games, as much as from playing them.

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Upskill teachers to fill staffing shortages, survey suggests

Upskill teachers to fill staffing shortages, survey suggests

Monday, 20 Oct 2014

Around 40 per cent of secondary school principals and 20 per cent of Australia’s primary school principals report having either major or moderate difficulty in suitably filling staff vacancies, findings from Australia’s national teaching workforce survey reveal.

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Australian teens persist at thinking it through: PISA

Australian teens persist at thinking it through: PISA

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014

A report released today by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals Australian 15-year-olds are more likely to persevere with challenging problems than some of their peers in high-performing countries. 

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Business and community leaders step into principals’ shoes

Business and community leaders step into principals’ shoes

Monday, 11 Aug 2014

Around 150 business and community leaders will step up for schools and become Principal for a Day tomorrow. 

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