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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

Putting Students First

May 24, 2021

In this report the Gonski Institute outlines a new set of aims for Australia’s national educational assessment system, that is oriented to student, teacher, parent and system needs and utilises contemporary understanding of assessment.

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While education has never been a static process, this discussion paper highlights some of the emerging trends – social, cultural, economic and technological – that are influencing schools and their students. Produced by staff from Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), it draws on the research, experiences and predictions of wide range of experts, including educators who are already adapting to the dramatic developments outlined in the paper.

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Across the world assessment is not working. We are not evidencing the kinds of dispositions and capabilities that society increasingly wants. This paper is the second in the CSE
Leading Education Series and a collaboration between CSE in Australia and Rethinking Assessment in England.

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A dangerous trap exists for educators and education policy makers: the learn- ing loss. This trap comes with a large amount of data and with sophisticated projection methods. It presents a stunningly grim picture for education and it invites educators and policy makers to make wrong decisions and invest in wrong things.

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In early 2020 the NSW Teachers Federation commissioned an independent inquiry into the work of teachers and principals and how it has changed since 2004. The expert panel that conducted the independent inquiry was chaired by Dr Geoff Gallop, former WA Premier and Education Minister.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused both unprecendented disruptions and mas- sive changes to education. However, as schools return, these changes may disappear.

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The Missing Metrics

March 9, 2021

Conventional thinking often goes that if students work hard, they will succeed academically and achieve their desired level of economic success.

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Everybody agrees that the COVID-19 pandemic is a big disruption in education. It questions many traditional rules and structures that have organised the work of schools in the past.

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The latest CIS paper, A 2021 education resolution: keep an eye on the Australian Curriculum, assesses the potential opportunities at risk of being neglected in the review. Australian students and their teachers deserve the best possible curriculum, but the trajectory of the review doesn’t inspire confidence. Read the report

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Structural failure: Why Australia keeps falling short of its educational goals, released by the UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education, looks at how our school system measures up in 2021 against what Australians expects our schools systems to achieve. It argues that there is strong evidence to suggest major structural reform of the Australian education architecture is needed if we are to address the growing inequity across the Australian ...

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