• Good teaching relationships boost exam results

    Open Forum     |      September 4, 2019

    A UNSW study has shown that students’ relationships with teachers have a major impact on their engagement in schooling and that the good relationships outweigh the bad.

  • There’s still a place for ‘explicit instruction’ in schools

    Lorraine Hammond     |      April 15, 2019

    Although modern teaching methods have long emphasised ‘discovery’ and ‘active learning’, there’s still a place for ‘explicit instruction’ in Australian classrooms, particularly when background knowledge is low and the task is difficult.

  • Teaching for tomorrow

    Michael McQueen     |      February 4, 2019

    Students in classrooms today will enter a world very different to the one their teachers and parents have known. In light of the uncertainty that lies ahead, it is more important than ever that educators keep their finger on the pulse of technological and societal trends to help students prepare for them.

  • Use it or lose it – the ageing activist

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 8, 2017

    Engaging in community work after retirement, leads to great benefits for both the volunteer and society. After many years working in the computer industry, Alan Stevenson decided to share his knowledge. He explains both the challenges and the rewards he has faced, teaching an ageing population.