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The radical plan to overhaul NAPLAN

The Age, 20 March 2019.  Students would be selected to sit NAPLAN at random and school comparisons would be scrapped under a proposal to overhaul the national test.  Read the article here. NAPLAN (as expected) has failed to improve student performance.  The Australian Parents Council, representing non-government schools, wants to keep NAPLAN as it is […]

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What’s good ‘evidence-based’ practice for classrooms? We asked teachers, here’s what they said

Mockler & Stacey, EduResearch Matters, 18 March 2019.  What do we mean by evidence, what counts as evidence, and who get to say what constitutes evidence?  The type of evidence teachers want and can use should be basic to any plan around ‘evidence-based’ teaching in Australian schools.  Teachers should be heard more clearly.  Read the […]

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Stop writing objectives on the board

Joe Bower’s blog.  Communicating objectives (or learning intentions) to students (1) sends a strong message about who is driving the learning, (2) gives away the ending before the uncovering even begins, and (3) discourages constructive lines of inquiry that appear tangential to the objectives.  Learning intentions do not have to be stated ‘up front’; they […]

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