21st century teaching

When one shocking shortage led to another

By Meghan Stacey

Here is another of our intermittent blogs during the #AARE2022 conference. If you want to cover a session at the conference, please email jenna@aare.edu.au to check in. Thanks! Symposium: ‘Teacher shortages in Australian schools: reactive workforce planning for a wicked policy problem’ (post starts after the photos!) With nine people sitting on the floor, six standing,

From global to local – how the world shapes learning

By Jess Harris

Here is another of our intermittent blogs during the #AARE2022 conference. If you want to cover a session at

Distorted reports keep coming. This one will make you livid

By Keith Heggart, Steven Kolber and Tom Mahoney

What should we be talking about when we talk about teachers? Teachers’ pay, working conditions and the looming

Anonymous writes: I became a better teacher during COVID. I didn’t yet know I had cancer

By Anonymous

Remember the COVID shutdowns? Remember the months of remote teaching? As a middle school teacher, I thought I

How to fix the fascinating, challenging, dangerous problem of cheating

By Phillip Dawson

Cheating is a big problem. By my reading of the literature, around one in ten Australian university students has at some stage submitted an assignment they didn’t do themselves. Add to that other types of cheating such as using unauthorised material in exams, and emergent threats from artificial intelligence, and you have a fascinating, challenging

Need reminding? Some of the best read blogs of 2021 and how you can help

Thank you to Mihajla Gavin and Meghan Stacey for kicking off the year on EduResearch Matters – on

The astonishing adventures of Angela and Kimberley: this is how it all ends*

By Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn and Angela Fitzgerald

Our two authors have told their stories of leaving university life to return to school over three blogs this year. You can read part one here and part two here. An introduction from Kimberley Let me take you for a moment into my Year 6 classroom. It’s the last morning of Term 4 and my

Why we must talk about teacher professionalism now

By Diane Mayer

In 2016, Judyth Sachs reflected on her 2003 monograph ‘The Activist Teaching Profession’ and asked, ‘Teacher professionalism: Why are we still talking about it?‘. In that paper, she argued ‘the time for an industrial approach to the teaching profession has passed’ and made a case for ‘systems, schools and teachers to be more research active

Will the Quality Time Action Plan reduce teacher workload?

By Meghan Stacey, Scott Fitzgerald, Mihajla Gavin, Susan McGrath-Champ and Rachel Wilson

Teachers want more time for lesson planning, not less. Last week, the NSW Department of Education released the Quality Time Action Plan, intended to “simplify administrative practices in schools”. Having highlighted the concerning growth in administrative workload in schools in a report based on a survey of more than 18,000 teachers for the NSW Teachers

How to really engage students online

By Ameena Payne and Alison Torn

From engaging on social media to attending virtual conferences, across the globe, academia has experienced how digital spaces