Home-based learning due to pandemic-induced school closures is the greatest educational disruption impacting on school systems in recent history. This research adds to the evidence base by not only assessing whether students’ learning may have been impacted during home-based learning, but also why students may...
Pillar 3 report: what can be done to maximise educational outcomes for children and young people experiencing disadvantage?
In response to COVID-19, most of the world’s student population was impacted by transitions to remote learning. This report presents evidence-based options for action to inform policy and programmatic solutions.
"On the radar": supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged students in regional and remote Australia
This research investigates university students’ perspectives on mental wellbeing and their insights into proactive approaches that they found supportive during their university studies. In particular, the research focuses on mature-aged students who live in, or come from, regional and remote areas in Australia.
Free2Be... Yet?: The second national study of Australian high school students who identify as gender and sexuality diverse
This report details the findings from a second nationwide survey of gender and sexuality diverse Australian secondary school students. Where possible, the research generates comparisons across the two studies to investigate shifting trends.
The ANAO conducted separate audits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Children and Schooling program and the Safety and Wellbeing program, the findings and conclusions of which are presented in this report. The objective of the audits was to assess the effectiveness of the Department...
In Victoria, almost 64 per cent of students are educated in a government school. The Student Resource Package’s (SRP) objectives include improving the targeting of resources by aligning them to student learning needs. This audit examines if the Department of Education and Training accurately allocates...
This paper responds to a request for advice on the differential learning outcomes for online versus in-class education; factors that moderate the relative effectiveness; and distinct implications for students in metropolitan, remote, rural and Indigenous communities.
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has published this short paper on the impact of COVID-19 on Year 12 school outcomes and the challenges this creates for university selection of the 2020 school leaver cohort.
The impact of ‘learning at home’ on the educational outcomes of vulnerable children in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic
This review provides an overview of current approaches to managing school closures, as well as recent literature related to young people learning 'outside of school.' A range of material has been drawn upon to both highlight the educational issues of this learning context, as well...
Teachers across Australia have had to transition into the online environment without a strong evidence base to inform their approach. This research suggests that the impact on student learning and outcomes for Australian children who are disadvantaged will depend in part on how well teachers...