Are you a British teacher who would like to work in Australia? | Greg Ashman

Australia is great. The main thing that hit me when I moved here was the sense of space. I live in Ballarat in country Victoria where mountains and forests and the beach are all a short drive away. Often, the roads are dead straight so that you can literally see for miles ahead and miles […]

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Are you a British teacher who would like to work in Australia? | Greg Ashman

Australia is great. The main thing that hit me when I moved here was the sense of space. I live in Ballarat in country Victoria where mountains and forests and the beach are all a short drive away. Often, the roads are dead straight so that you can literally see for miles ahead and miles … Continue reading Are you a British teacher who would like to work in Australia?

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School makes you smarter – New piece for The Spectator | Greg Ashman

I have an article in this week’s Aussie version of The Spectator. It argues that school makes you smarter. The online link is here: http://ift.tt/2AnluSE In the piece. I refer to this article by Stuart Ritchie and Elliot Tucker-Drob as well as this paper (summarised here). Also, you may have missed my previous piece for […]

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A defence of teacher education? | Greg Ashman

Teacher education is a ongoing theme of this blog. Put simply, I don’t believe that is a good as it should be and this is to the disservice of education. For example, it is possible to point to specific areas of knowledge that are critical to the teaching of reading but that teacher education does … Continue reading A defence of teacher education?

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What have we learnt from PIRLS 2016? | Greg Ashman

PIRLS is an international test of reading involving fifty countries. I am cautious of drawing conclusions based simply upon rankings in these kids of assessments. Nevertheless, PIRLS has some interesting thing to tell us. Good news for Australia and England Australia took part in PIRLS for only the second time in 2016. Compared to its … Continue reading What have we learnt from PIRLS 2016?

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