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In addition to our own publications, we act as a hub for publications on issues relevant to our transformation agenda. If you have any to share, please email mediawise@mediawise.net.au

A quality education empowers our children and young people. It unlocks their full potential and provides opportunities to help them succeed in life. The NT government outlines its education engagement strategy.

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This Discussion Paper by Charles Fadel is intended
to advance the imperative for multidimensional assessments of countries’ competencies.

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Over the past decades ‘twenty-first century skills’ has become a widely, and uncritically accepted, educational meme. Bill Lucas argues in this Centre for Strategic Education that four decades on, the phrase is increasingly irritating. Its use of the word ‘skill’ is unhelpful. Its refusal to distinguish between skills that are eternally useful, as opposed to those which are legitimate responses to the world we live in now, is lazy.

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Creating a Graduate Profile is a critical first step that lays a foundation for achieving improved outcomes for young people. It offers a renewed vision and shared definition of the college-, career-, and civic-ready student, serves as an impetus for shifting instructional practices and engaging students in deeper learning, and requires a shift in assessment that provides young people authentic ways to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. ...

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The world's best-performing education systems is the sketch of a treatise, an attempt to lay out a framework for a debate that is overdue and urgently needed. Marc Tucker asks in this CSE Leading Education Series what would it take for education systems to adapt to what might be a very different future?

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This paper by Michael Fullan for the Centre for Strategic Education is intended to provide a comprehensive solution to what ails the current public school system and its place in societal development – a system that is failing badly in the face of ever complex fundamental challenges to our survival, let alone our thriving as a species. What follows is a ‘big’ proposal.

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There is good reason to send children to school. Students tend to learn less when they are not in regular class, and new data from Australian teachers show this is likely to have been the case during the COVID-19 lockdowns. In one survey of more than 5,000 teachers in NSW, only 35 per cent were confident their students were learning well in remote learning. In disadvantaged schools, only 15 per cent of teachers felt assured of student ...

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Should Australia’s declining scores on the world’s largest assessment of reading literacy, mathematics and science be sending shock waves through our education community? Or do we simply need to become better listeners to what the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is telling us? This seminar paper of Peter Adams published by CSE provides an overview of what PISA is and what we should be looking for.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both unprecedented disruptions and massive changes to education. However, as schools return, these changes may disappear. Moreover, not all of the changes are necessarily the changes we want in education. Yong Zhao and Jim Watterson argue in this paper for the changes we need from curriculum to how we teach to where and when we teach.

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Rethinking assessment in education: the case for change is the second publication in the CSE Leading Education Series. Written by Bill Lucas, the publication argues for a paradigm shift in our understanding about how best to create assessment systems that use more effective ways of evidencing the full range of student progress.

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