Australian secondary school teachers face more diversity in their classrooms
29 November 2019: Australian lower secondary schools and teachers are dealing with more diverse and potentially more challenging classrooms than across the OECD and in many high performing countries, according to a new report from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
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A new way to assess social and emotional skills
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.
Understanding what fosters or hinders social and emotional skill development
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.
Challenging student attitudes toward risky behaviour
Katherine Dix describes the pilot of Australia’s first social norms-based drug and alcohol program for secondary school students.
Finding the next top model
An international mathematical modelling competition is helping to produce students who can not only solve problems set by others, but are able to identify and address problems themselves.
2019 Australian maths modelling challenge winners
Australia’s two top entries in this year’s International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C) have been announced.