The latest OECD report on teaching and learning has underlined the importance of continuing education and professional learning for school teachers and principals.
Michael Noonan talks about the research ISV is conducting into metacognition and learning, and how a program such as this would have helped his 15-year-old self see himself and the world more clearly.
It’s not unusual for academic research to conclude with the finding that, well, more research is needed. The fact that the conclusion is inconclusive doesn’t mean the research wasn’t worth doing. After all, research that concludes with new unanswered questions has served a genuine purpose.
A year ago, in a moment of optimism, I expressed the hope that we were about to declare an end to the so-called school funding war.
If there’s one myth about teaching that’s sure to send a collective groan through school staff rooms, it’s this one: ‘It must be great being a teacher – all those holidays, all that time off.’