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Scoular, Claire; Teo, Ian – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2021
This report describes an online course developed to support education systems to build an aligned and sustainable approach to integration of 21st Century Skills (21CS). 21CS are those skills that are considered particularly important to succeed in today's knowledge-based society in which innovation and technology are predominant. Prominent…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, 21st Century Skills, Capacity Building, Needs Assessment
Tobin, Mollie; Lietz, Petra; Nugroho, Dita; Vivekanandan, Ramya; Nyamkhuu, Tserennadmid – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2015
Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover, this understanding can help to further discussions…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Measurement, Decision Making, Data Analysis
Lo Bianco, Joseph – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2009
It is an underlying principle of Australian Education Review (AER) 54 that active efforts should be made to cultivate the latent bilingual potential within Australia's wider population and that this should be linked to major improvements in the quality of language teaching in schools. A combined approach of this kind will require investment in…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Academic Persistence, Language Role, Ideology
Tytler, Russell – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2007
Australian Education Review (AER) 51 elaborates on issues raised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2006: "Boosting Science Learning--What Will It Take?" It challenges current orthodoxies in science education and proposes a re-imagining that charts new directions for science teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
Ellis, Louise A. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
In most Australian schools, there are significant numbers of students who are failing to learn effectively. They underachieve in all or some of the basic skill areas of the curriculum. Concerns regarding the most appropriate methods with which to address the needs of these students remain widespread amongst teachers. This publication examines the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Basic Skills, Educational Psychology, Constructivism (Learning)
Purdie, Nola; Ellis, Louise – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This review has been prepared by the Australian Council for Educational research (ACER) under an Agreement with the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). It is one component of a project to investigate effective third wave intervention strategies for students and learning difficulties that persist beyond the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Intervention, Educational Research
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Kleinhenz, Elizabeth – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
This paper aims to provide a critical review and comparison of the following sets of standards of practice for teachers: (1) The Victorian Interim Teacher Class Standards (ITCS), especially Interim Teacher Class Standards for Beginning Teachers; (2) Professional Standards for Teachers; (3) The National Competencies for Beginning Teaching; (4) The…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
de Lemos, Marion – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
The purpose of this review is to present an overview of the research literature relating to the acquisition of literacy. Its focus is on empirical studies that identify the processes underlying the acquisition of literacy, and the instructional strategies that are most effective in developing effective literacy. Its specific focus is on the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teaching Methods
Bryce, Jennifer; Withers, Graeme – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2003
A "lifelong learning" orientation to education is seen as vital if young people are to thrive in the knowledge rich, constantly-changing world of today and the immediate future. This study identifies ways that the foundations for lifelong learning can be built in secondary schools. "Lifelong Learning" is interpreted as engaging…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
Bryce, Jennifer; Frigo, Tracey; McKenzie, Phillip; Withers, Graeme – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2000
This paper is concerned with the role that schools can play in engaging young people in their learning, and helping them to develop skills and attitudes that will give them an orientation towards learning for life. To meet the needs of an era of lifelong learning, schools need to view themselves as a stage in the ongoing learning process, where…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods
Ingvarson, Lawrence – ACER Press (Australian Council for Educational Research), 2002
Educational policy makers in many countries recognize the need to focus their policies more directly on factors affecting the quality of teachers. Common to these policies are attempts to reform teachers' pay systems and career paths to place greater value on teachers' work and give stronger incentives for professional development. Investing in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), National Standards, Educational Change, Foreign Countries