Learning strategies

Learning methods

Draft report

Draft disability and learning support action plan: Engagement A3s

This draft action plan was developed with input from a range of sources, including the 2015 Learning Support Update, and the Select Committee Inquiry into Identification and Support for students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Case study

Joy and data: Creating success for every student

Education in Australia has increasingly become a highly-pressurised pursuit of success. More than ever, students are told to excel academically if they are going to succeed in life. Are we at risk of losing all joy of learning?

The paradigm shifters: entrepreneurial learning in schools

Entrepreneurial learning is an emerging way of responding to the growing need to enhance student capabilities and position students for success.

Learning from trees - life lessons for future generations

This report includes research from Australia and overseas that demonstrates how the crucial skills identified can be developed through outdoor learning and nature time.

E-learning provision, participation and performance

This report compares provision, participation, and student performance in courses delivered by e-learning methods with courses that do not use e-learning. This is analysed at a system, sub-sector, and field of study level, as well as by ethnicity, age, full-time, part-time, and extramural status.

Does Reading Recovery work?

An early intervention program targeted at children struggling to read may not be delivering the results its advocates promise. Reading Recovery has been around since the 1970s, but its effectiveness is increasingly being called into doubt. If you have a child who develops reading difficulties...

Flipped learning: research report

This small-scale study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching. Flipped learning involves the use of digital technology, such as video, to provide direct instruction on new concepts outside of the classroom. Students...

Reading Recovery: a sector-wide analysis

This evaluation examined the impact of Reading Recovery (RR) on students' outcomes in NSW government schools. The evaluation found some evidence that RR has a modest short-term effect on reading skills among the lowest performing students. However, RR does not appear to be an effective...
Briefing paper

Department of Education & Training: strategic planning

The Department of Education & Training (DET) is responsible for providing an effective, efficient and accessible birth-to-adulthood learning and development system that supports students and service providers across Victoria. Its 10-year goal is to become a world leader in learning and development. DET is also...
Conference paper

The literacy performance of ex-Reading Recovery students between two and four years following participation on the program

Introduction Reading Recovery (RR) was developed by Marie Clay during the 1970s (Clay, 1979) while she was an academic staff member of the University of Auckland (one of New Zealand’s 8 public universities). The program was funded by the New Zealand Department of Education (later...

I am bad apparently.' The role of stand-down to manage behaviour in communities of learners

This study investigates how students renegotiate their membership of the school community following being stood-down from school. In New Zealand stand-down is the least serious of the school exclusion provisions available to schools under the Education Act (1989). By sending the student home at stand-down...

Listening needs of distance learners: a case study of EAP learners at the University of the South Pacific

This study focuses on student listening needs in the context of the English for Academic Purposes program taught by distance education at the University of the South Pacific. It explores the relationship between learners' awareness of the learning strategy they use for developing their listening...

Crazy paving or stepping stones? Learning pathways within and between vocational education and training and higher education

Patterns of pathways between and within vocational education and training (VET) and higher education are examined in this study. It compares the notion of straightforward pathways with what is actually happening. The researchers interviewed 49 students in South Australia who had participated in VET and/or...

Mix or match? New Apprentices' learning styles and trainers' preferences for training in workplaces

Roger Harris, Michele Simons and John Bone show that the preferred workplace features of trainers and New Apprentices in manufacturing were quite different from those in retail and community services. The nature of work and industry shapes what is expected to support learning in any...

Understanding and monitoring children's growth

No concept is more central to the work of teachers than the concept of growth. Educators use many different terms to describe cognitive, affective and personal growth, including 'learning', 'development', 'progress' and 'improvement'. However we describe it, the concept of individual growth lies at the...