PAT Insights

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Selecting teaching resources that meet student needs: a guide

Friday, 12 Jun 2020

The research shows that learning is optimised when students are challenged at the appropriate level, with tasks that are not so easy that they become disengaged or so hard that they’re disheartened and lose confidence, says ACER's Daniel O'Loughlin.

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Using data to create certainty in an uncertain world

Thursday, 30 Apr 2020

Schools with a well-established assessment program have a wealth of data to guide remote teaching in Term 2, but how well they use the data could have a big impact.

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Managing wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: our psychologist’s advice

Friday, 17 Apr 2020

Everyone’s experience of remote working and learning will be different according to personal circumstances, and many of us are still learning how to adjust.

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Victorian teachers forge the way in home-based learning

Thursday, 16 Apr 2020

As schools gradually return in term 2 - albeit to a very new kind of normal - ACER experts share advice for parents, students and teachers on managing the transition.

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Smoothing the transition to online learning

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020

As governmental responses to the COVID-19 situation develop, schools face the prospect of moving towards online learning. Here, ACER’s Dr Anne-Marie Chase recommends resources and reading to help teachers prepare for the transition.

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