PISA-shock: how we are sold the idea our PISA rankings are shocking and the damage it is doing to schooling in Australia

By Aspa Baroutsis and Bob Lingard

When the first PISA results were released in 2001, there was a reaction in Germany that is now referred to as ‘PISA-shock’. It was likened to a tsunami-like impact where the perceived poor performance of German children compared with those in other countries participating in the international rankings dominated the news in Germany for weeks.

Building creative futures from the powerful stories and voice of First Nations peoples

By Susan Davis

Australia Day this year was marked by thousands of people marching against holding our national celebration on 26th January.

Creative industries are essential for our future economy. What are they? How our roadshow helps schools open CI futures for their students

By Kathryn Grushka

The Creative Industries were included as a Strategy for 21st Century Australia by the Australian Government back in

Boarding school for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can have very damaging effects: new evidence-based research

By John Guenther and Bill Fogarty

For many Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students living in remote communities across Australia, ‘choice’ in secondary education

Transforming education through technology: Vision vs Reality

By Amber McLeod and Ibrahim Latheef

Government advisors emphasise the importance of digital technology’s “transformative potential” for learning; top private schools splash advertisements of

Why the minister should act boldly on changes to schooling for children with disabilities

By David Roy and Caroline Dock

We should see significant changes for children with disabilities in NSW schools if the recently released recommendations by

I was excited to be interviewed for a permanent lecturing job and then this happened

By George Variyan

As a doctoral candidate coming to the end of my journey, the ever present need to find a

Ten ways to improve online learning for students

By Cathy Stone

Online learning has become a well-recognised part of the broader landscape of higher education. It is also proving

Importance of social and emotional competence for teachers, for very young children and for at-risk students: latest research

By Rebecca Collie and Andrew Martin and Erica Frydenberg

Teachers and researchers are increasingly aware of the importance of social and emotional competence in the classroom and