Provoking the children: why that matters for remarkable early learning

By Rachael Hedger

Our research shows why play matters in supporting young children’s learning and development. We have so many resources

Five thoughtful ways to approach artificial intelligence in schools

By Greg Thompson, Kalervo Gulson and Teresa Swist

The use of artificial intelligence in schools is the best example we have right now of what we call a sociotechnical controversy. As a result f of political interest in using policy and assessment to steer the work that is being done in schools, partly due to technological advances and partly due to the need

COP this right now: why the next generation can’t make miracles on its own

By Kathryn Coleman, Sarah Healy, George Variyan and Brad Gobby

Climate change education is becoming increasingly prominent both as a research focus and a teaching focus, with young

We asked academics to be real about work. Here are our new findings

By Roxanna Pebdani

My children were two and three years old in March of 2020 when Sydney went into its first COVID-19  lockdown.  At the time, I was in an education-focussed leadership role but also still teaching and conducting research. I was supporting my colleagues as they pivoted to online learning at the same time as helping implement

AERO responds to James Ladwig’s critique

AERO’s response is below, with additional comments from Associate Professor Ladwig. For more information about the statistical issues discussed,

What the remarkable Mr Laing did next

By Paul Laing

Editor’s note: In 2021, Paul Laing won EduResearch Matters Blog/Blogger of the Year Award, which recognises an outstanding

What you should know now about the NSW government and Dolores Umbridge’s evil ways

By Alison Bedford

The NSW Government has announced the creation of an ‘expert teacher’ role, to be paid almost $150 000

The good, the bad and the pretty good actually

By Sally Larsen

Every year headlines proclaim the imminent demise of the nation due to terrible, horrible, very bad NAPLAN results. But if we look at variability and results over time, it’s a bit of a different story. I must admit, I’m thoroughly sick of NAPLAN reports. What I am most tired of, however, are moral panics about

Why the federal government must ditch Jobs Ready Graduates now

By Nick Bisley

New figures challenge the assumptions behind the Job-Ready Graduates package, introduced by the former Coalition government and unchanged

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