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    The PISA fallacy in Singapore: insights from the NIE

    Walter Barbieri
    By Walter Barbieri
    Community contribution / August 14, 2017

    Editor's note: Regarding the review previously posted here of the National Institute of Education's 2017 conference, the Department of Education Singapore completely refutes quotes attributed by the author to Director-General of Education, Mr Wong Siew Hoong. Below in our comments section is a Ministry of Education-provided link to video footage of Mr Wong's presentation and a full transcript of the presentation. In light of the evidence presented, and in the absence of alternative evidence to support the author at this stage, EducationHQ has withdrawn the story and apologises without reservation for any offence caused.

    This story appeared in the August 2017 edition of Australian Teacher Magazine.

    School news / Tasmanian teacher strikes next week

    More than 150 Tasmanian schools will open late next week as teachers ramp up industrial action in an ongoing wages and conditions row with the State Government.

    School news / Here's looking at you, kids - we celebrate Universal Children's Day

    Universal Children’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate children, and for us at EducationHQ, that means celebrating the accomplishments of students.

    School news / Growing evidence that traditional school punishments may not work

    There is a growing body of evidence promoting a fresh approach to anti-social behaviour according to research by Professor Sally Varnham of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Professor Joan Squelch of The University of Notre Dame Austra...

    School news / Teachers to walk off job in Nauru protest

    Hundreds of Victorian teachers will walk out of classrooms bound for the steps of Parliament House, calling for children to be freed from detention and the closure of off-shore refugee camps.

    School news / Vote for Australia's Unsung Heroes in education

    Once again the nation has stunned us with its wonderful response to our Unsung Heroes competition. Established as a means of giving the humble doers in our schools an overdue pat on the back for all they do, you have taken the comp to your heart a...

    School news / High school students losing maths motivation

    Many students, particularly girls, are “switching off” in mathematics in the middle years of schooling and into high school, says a new study.

    School news / Aust scholarships for Pacific students

    Students from Pacific islands will be given extra scholarships to study in Australia as part of an effort to build stronger links with the region.

    Professional development / Primary principals look forward at APPA Conference

    The 2018 Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) National Conference had educational leaders from around Australia looking to the future.

    Professional development / ALAA 2018 features diverse perspectives

    At the end of November, the University of Wollongong will host 2018’s Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Conference (ALAA 2018).

    School news / New research reveals best teacher traits

    Teachers who have high levels of self-efficacy, or those who believe in their own abilities, have the biggest impact on student learning, a new University of Melbourne review shows.