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Boosting poor PISA results starts in preschool: ACER

The Program for International Student Assessment  (PISA) is a standardised literacy, numeracy and science test of 15-year-olds across 72 countries, conducted by the OECD. Yet it doesn’t measure rote learning. Rather, it tests whether kids can apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios. For Aussie students, this task has proved difficult. Like ...

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An ELSA program primer from its creator

As Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation catchphrase fades into white noise, STEM education programs silently persist. And, with the testing phase of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) apps imminent, STEM is about to be as omnipresent in childcare centres as it ...

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