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Hattie and Masters in conversation

Hattie and Masters in conversation

Tony Mackay AM sat down with Laureate Professor John Hattie and Professor Geoff Masters AO at the ACER Research Conference 2018 to discuss evidence-based teaching practices.

A podcast of the ‘in conversation’ session is available at Teacher.

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Growth goals and growth mindset in today’s classroom

Growth goals and growth mindset in today’s classroom

On Tuesday 7 August, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Dean’s Lecture Series will be hosting Professor Andrew J. Martin from the University of New South Wales to explore two key strategies for pursuing a growth approach – growth mindset and growth goals.

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Gonski’s focus on growth

The second Gonski review suggested a fundamental shift in Australia’s approach to schooling – from a focus on learning expectations based on age to a focus on ensuring that every student makes excellent progress every year. Geoff Masters sat down with Maxine McKew from the University of Melbourne’s Talking Teaching podcast to discuss what restructuring the curriculum to focus on proficiency levels would mean for teachers and students.

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ACER’s submission to Gonski 2.0 released

ACER’s submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (chair: Mr David Gonski) is now available for download.

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Educational Measurement Textbooks

Two seminal educational measurement textbooks – Best Test Design and Rating Scale Analysis – from the University of Chicago’s MESA Laboratory are now available for free download.

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ACER’s Assessment Resource Kit translated into Spanish

In 2017 the Ministry of Education in Peru completed the translation of the eight booklets in ACER’s Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) into Spanish as part of a project to develop national learning standards and to support teachers in their assessment of student learning.

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Assessment Workshops for Visiting Indonesian Educators

The Australia Awards in Indonesia, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is supporting more than 130 Indonesian education professionals and future leaders to visit Victoria to access and share high-quality professional development opportunities.

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Reforming Assessment in Indonesia

In late May to early June 2016, Professor Geoff Masters AO visited Indonesia to discuss assessment reform with the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, the Hon. Anies Baswedan.

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