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Author(s): Rachel Bolstad

What does it take to develop and sustain innovative approaches to supporting students’ learning? This is a theme linking several of the articles in this issue of set: Research Information for...

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Author(s): Helen Dixon

Peer assessment is now considered a necessary and vital strategy to be embedded within an assessment for learning framework. Grounded in teachers’ practice, this article pays particular...

Author(s): Gillian Ward

What are the features of a positive work environment for early career teachers? This article examines this question through interviews with secondary school early career science teachers....

Author(s): Janice Schischka

This study investigated the practices involved in the transition to school for children with a range of special education needs. Certain factors emerged as most important for a successful...

Author(s): Michael Harcourt, Gregor Fountain and Mark Sheehan

This article critiques a recent professional development course for history teachers that explored how students could use memorials and heritage sites to engage with the concept of significance...

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Author(s): Sue McDowall

That students find working on multimodal texts engaging isn’t surprising—but what would be surprising is if that spilled over into increased engagement and achievement with traditional print...

Author(s): Paul Wright and Cathy Wright

This article describes one primary school’s approach to countering the “summer drop” in reading achievement. By the deliberate sharing of strategies to support reading at home during the...

Author(s): Trevor McDonald, Christina Thornley, Francisco Ciriza, Katalin Behumi and Rosemary Staley

It has been suggested that focusing on the metacognitive skills secondary students need to make informed decisions about literacy challenges they encounter is a central element in raising...

Author(s): Chris Joyce

The literature about 21st century learning argues that we need to think differently about education. Rather than simply “knowing about” things, we want students to be able to do new things with...