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Understanding what fosters or hinders social and emotional skill development
Friday, 2 Aug 2019

Trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD suggest countries will soon have access to internationally comparable information on the wellbeing of their students, delegates to Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne will hear on Monday.

2019 Australian maths modelling challenge winners
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Australia’s two top entries in this year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) have been announced.

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Building capacity for Bhutan’s learning assessment
Education & Development
Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

ACER is supporting development of Bhutan’s National Education Assessment Framework (NEAF) and strengthening local capacity for its implementation. Dr Mee Young Han reports.

Australian Government scholarships assist poverty reduction and zero hunger goals in Mozambique
Higher Education
Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Research demonstrates that Australia Awards alumni from Mozambique have made significant contributions to food production, disaster risk reduction and emergency response activities.

Australia Awards Vietnam alumnae in the right place at the right time
Higher Education
Thursday, 8 Aug 2019

New research into Vietnamese women who completed Australian development scholarships in the banking and finance sector provides some of the strongest evidence to date of alumnae making positive contributions to economic and public diplomacy outcomes.

A new way to assess social and emotional skills
Friday, 2 Aug 2019

Field trials of a new measure of social and emotional skills from the OECD have just been completed, reports Dr Sue Thomson, ahead of a Research Conference 2019 presentation.

Celebrating ACER graduates at Research Conference 2019
Friday, 9 Aug 2019

Graduates of ACER courses received their awards at Research Conference 2019 in Melbourne in August.

Research Conference 2019 speaker calls for a national conversation on the future of Australian education
Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019

Professor Neil Selwyn’s rousing address brought Research Conference 2019 to a powerful close.

Meet the PAT team: Toby Newton
Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

In coming months, we're profiling the team behind the ACER Progressive Achievement (PAT) approach. This month, Senior Project Officer Toby Newton shares his love of cycling and The Wire, and his favourite PAT fact.

Continuous educational improvement in Australia and Uzbekistan
Thursday, 4 Jul 2019

ACER and the Republic of Uzbekistan State Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality in Education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in areas of educational research of mutual interest.

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