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Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now
Teaching Methods: Blended learning at the School of Now

In this episode of our Teaching Methods series we talk to Maura Manning, Director of Learning at the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, about the blended learning model at School of Now – what it means for teachers and teaching, the focus on equity of access, and how students are supported in their learning.

Classroom strategies for building resilience
Classroom strategies for building resilience

‘Through careful reflection, design and planning of daily learning activities, teachers can identify opportunities for teaching resilience in their classroom.’ Dr Sarah Tillott and Dr Michelle Neumann discuss learning activities that foster resilience in the classroom.

Researching education: Five further readings on enterprise education
Researching education: Five further readings on enterprise education

In this edition of Researching Education: Five further readings, we are looking at five resources on the topic of enterprise education, including open access research papers from various online databases.

Adaptive and maladaptive traits of resilience
Adaptive and maladaptive traits of resilience

‘There are several cognitive strategies that support the development of resilience … these are the skills we want to encourage children to develop in the early years.’ In part two of her series on resilience, Dr Sarah Tillott discusses the adaptive and maladaptive traits of resilience.

What can we learn from 20 years of PISA?
What can we learn from 20 years of PISA?

At the start of the millennium, students around the world participated in PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment) for the first time. Twenty years on, what can the wealth of data collected so far tell us about education in Australia?

Infographic: How students in Southeast Asia performed in PISA 2018

The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures how well 15-year-olds are prepared to use their skills and knowledge to meet real-life challenges. This infographic gives a global snapshot of the highest and lowest performing countries from PISA 2018 in reading, mathematics and science, and how they compare with students’ scores in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines.

Resilience theory and the brain
Resilience theory and the brain

‘Being exposed to adversity is inevitable. How we manage and adapt as a response is what can make the difference between poor outcomes, or outcomes that signify growth from the experience.’ Dr Sarah Tillott explores resilience theory and the brain, and the importance of developing resilience skills from an early age.

The Research Files Episode 62: Teacher adaptability
The Research Files Episode 62: Teacher adaptability

Teachers are asked to respond to new and uncertain situations all the time – from keeping abreast of subject knowledge updates to making quick pivots when a lesson isn’t quite going to plan. Dr Rebecca Collie joins us in this podcast episode to discuss teacher adaptability.

Why numeracy and mathematics both count
Why numeracy and mathematics both count

‘Evidence shows that both young people and adults need to have both sets of skills and knowledge – numeracy and mathematics are different, but mutually beneficial and critical. Hence the critical need to connect the two, and not ignore either.’

School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning
School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning

Since 2018, a Tasmanian primary school has been on a journey of school improvement which as seen significant progress in student engagement and achievement, as well as staff retention and teacher welfare. The Principal and Assistant Principal join us in this podcast to discuss how this was achieved.

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