Education and School Life

Student Achievement - lessons from TIMSS

Student Achievement – lessons from TIMSS

We all want good teachers for our children but how do you recognise one. Data from progressive PISA studies keep telling us that Australia lags behind in academic achievement. In truth, Australia has not dropped in the PISA data but other countries have powered ahead of us. What do they do better than us?

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Good teachers providing better futures

Child poverty is one of the great challenges of developed, industrialised countries today. How can we ensure the best opportunities for poor children to grow up and be better off than their parents? Professor of Economics at Stanford University, Ray Chetty, made a presentation in the University of Oslo Aula on the 24 October 2016. This is a summary of the presentation. Link to the full presentation below this article.

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Get your child to talk about his or her day

If you cannot get your child to talk about his or her day, it is not the child it is something wrong with, it is you. Get some hints from the experts about how to talk to your child and why it is important for a child’s cognitive development.

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Critical thinking for everyday use

Critical thinking in the age of Facebook and YouTube

the schism in tomorrow’s society will be between those who know how to access, assess and use the multitude of information becoming available and those who just drown in it and do not possess the critical thinking ability to use what’s available.

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