Research support for a growing number living with dementia

Research support for a growing number living with dementia

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Information and education are necessary prerequisites in preparing family carers for what is to come in looking after someone with dementia, according to Ita Buttrose, writing in the Foreword to Living with Dementia: A practical guide for families and personal carers.

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Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Assessment Methods for Senior Maths, Chemistry and Physics

Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Assessment Methods for Senior Maths, Chemistry and Physics

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

On behalf of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor Geoff Masters, ACER Chief Executive, and ACER Principal Research Fellow Dr Gabrielle Matters made a submission to the Queensland Parliament's Education and Innovation Committee’s Inquiry into Assessment Methods for Senior Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

The submission focuses on the use of assessment to establish and understand where students are in their learning at the time of assessment. The assessment process is one of gathering evidence that can be used to draw a valid and reliable conclusion about a student’s current level of attainment within a specified area of learning.

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Quantifying the return on investment of workplace training

Quantifying the return on investment of workplace training

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Research by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is helping employers identify the quantifiable return on investment in literacy and numeracy training for their workers.

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Improving our understanding of learning

Improving our understanding of learning

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A new Science of Learning Research Centre led by a consortium of researchers at the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) will work with teachers to enhance our understanding of the learning process.

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Australian students rate their university experience positively

Australian students rate their university experience positively

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

Results from the largest survey of Australian university students ever conducted reveal that 80 per cent of students rate the quality of their educational experience as good or excellent.
More than 110 000 students completed the University Experience Survey, which was developed for the Australian Government by a consortium of organisations led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and was conducted between July and October 2012. The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education released the national report today.

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