The Evidence based teaching conference kicked off with a wealth of knowledge from Kerri Batch & Josie Crisara Kerri Batch & Josie Crisara covered Improving data collection & reporting forstudent outcomes Brief Overview of the topics covered:• Collecting high-quality data for academic performance, character development and 21st century learning skills• Tracking data and improving reporting on … Continue reading Takeaways from The Evidence Based Teaching in Schools Conference
A big review of NAPLAN could be on the horizon after key findings from the highly anticipated Gonski review indicated too great a focus on periodic standardised tests to measure performance rather than much needed ongoing assessment tailored to individual student needs. Just two weeks ago NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes indicated his support for … Continue reading The future of NAPLAN
With evidence informed practice being so critical to ongoing improvements in student achievement, there is a great deal of information available to schools on the latest evidence based strategies. The Evidence for Learning team, after extensive research have ranked many strategies with a few key ones coming out on top in terms of cost, evidence … Continue reading 3 tried and tested evidence based practices to integrate into your school strategy
An ongoing commitment to excellence and improvement in the quality of teaching remains the stated value of every higher education institution in Australia. With increasingly sophisticated tools to extract ever more nuanced information, the actualisation of this goal should be clearer than ever before. But is actual progress being made? Or is this a case … Continue reading Are we paying lip service to the idea of quality improvement in teaching?
In the academic workplace, academics are increasingly expected to provide robust evidence of the quality, effectiveness and impact of their work. Academic work typically flows in four broad streams of activity: disciplinary research, teaching, institutional service and community service. Increasingly, each of these areas involves a commitment of time and effort that is devoted to … Continue reading The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework
Linda J. Graham, Queensland University of Technology and Kathy Cologon Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of designing lessons for their idea of the “average” child. It is the means by which schools fulfil their legal obligations … Continue reading Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?