Personal Best: how setting PB goals can significantly improve student performance

By Paul Ginns and Andrew Martin

Setting a personal best goal within every-day classroom activities can improve student performance and, significantly, it can be achieved through a very simple change to an existing classroom exercise. Results of our latest research study on setting personal best goals, by our team from the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, may

NAPLAN is not a system-destroying monster. Here’s why we should keep our national literacy and numeracy tests

By Shane Rogers

Australia’s numeracy and literacy testing across the country in years 3, 7, and 9 is a fairly bog

“It was just nice to see they existed”. The importance of having LGBTQ teachers who are ‘out’ at school

By Mary Lou Rasmussen and Peter Aggleton and Clare Southerton and Daniel Marshall and Rob Cover and Christy Newman

Luis, attending a private boys’ school in Western Australia, knew that three of his teachers were gay –

EdTech is killing us all: facing up to the environmental consequences of digital education

By Neil Selwyn

Digital technology is now a major part of education. Even the smallest schools are stuffed full of digital

Unexceptional students can grow and develop into highly professional teachers: I know I did it

By Neville Jennings

Aspiring teachers will need to meet a raft of new requirements if they want to get a job

Words matter: how the latest school funding report (Gonski 2.0) gets it so wrong

By Melitta Hogarth

Much has been said about David Gonski’s second review of school funding in Australia. It is a document

Teachers are NOT under-qualified and NOT under-educated: here’s what is really happening

By Nan Bahr and Donna Pendergast and Jo-Anne Ferreira

Australian teachers are doing well. They are not under-qualified and they are certainly not under-educated, as some media stories would have you believe. They are doing an admirable job managing exhausting workloads and constantly changing government policies and processes. They are more able than past generations to identify and help students with wide ranging needs.

Data sharing and the challenges facing educational researchers

By Julie McLeod and Kate O’Connor and Nicole Davis

The way educational researchers share their research is changing. Across the world, interest is growing in encouraging researchers

AARE Refugee Statement

The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) is deeply concerned about the severe impact and harm being