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The evolution of science education
Explore the insights from 398 teachers in 22 countries and regions. While there are local nuances, there are also notable consistencies in key areas such as the science curriculum’s relevance in the future and how well it prepares pupils to navigate and address challenges the world will face, such as climate change and the evolving role of technology.
Early Years Learning in Australian Natural Environments
A practical resource that provides practising teachers with the knowledge and skills to connect children with nature through outdoor play and learning. Rich with contemporary theory, research, practical guidance and provocations, this text promotes a deep understanding of how nature-based play and learning can support children’s wellbeing and development.
The knowledge and skills gap in Australian secondary Maths classrooms
OUP market research has revealed a knowledge and skills gap in Mathematics following students transition from primary to secondary school, which can have long-term consequences longer-term learning, but what can be done to address this issue? Join education expert Lee Walker (OUP), who will present the headline results of the OUP market research, and Janine Sprakel (AMT), who will introduce some mathematical problem-solving strategies. This will be followed by a panel discussion on how best to tackle some of the issues raised from the research.
Exploring Australian Students’ Spelling Skills
Academic and educational consultant, Dr Tessa Daffern, and Oxford University Press Senior Publisher, Joanna Lake, explore the latest research into Australian students' spelling, and consider the national trends in spelling performance and the implications for educators.
Building capabilities and skills in Years 7–10
Building a strong foundation for skills and capabilities in junior Science is becoming increasingly important for student success in VCE Sciences. Join expert author and experienced science teacher Helen Silvester to discuss strategies for guiding the development of critical and ethical thinking in Science.
Successfully differentiating Maths lessons to address gaps in understanding
Remote learning during 2020 has impacted student engagement and progression in Junior Maths, making differentiation in the maths classroom more crucial than ever. Join education experts Thomas Christiansen and Alex Blanksby as they discuss strategies for addressing gaps in understanding in Years 7-10.
Embedding Humanities skills and concepts
Join Oxford University Press author Mark Easton as he discusses the importance of a spiral approach to Humanities skills from Years 7–10. Mark will explore how embedding skills practice alongside classroom teaching will provide your students with a pathway to building their understanding of Humanities skills and concepts each year from 7–10, as well as setting them up for success in Senior Humanities subjects.
Exploring Australian Students’ Spelling Skills
This paper by Dr Tessa Daffern explores national trends in Australian students’ spelling and focuses on the importance of developing phonological, orthographic and morphological spelling skills concurrently from the earliest years of schooling and provides insights across the early, middle and upper primary years.
The language gap in Australian students’ writing
The latest research from Oxford University Press examines 150,000 writing samples and 20 million words collected from Writing Legends, explores the teaching of writing, and offers practical advice and support to help Australian educators.
Using Informative Texts with Early to Fluent Readers
This webinar explores how you can engage your F-2 students in reading a variety of informative text types. Learn how you can use a guided reading approach with informative texts, develop rich conversations, and encourage higher level thinking.
How to prepare pre-service teachers to be complex problem solvers
In education, people work to improve the lives of students, often very young children, who are on steep learning curves, academically, socially, emotionally, physically and morally. Often, a quick chat with a student can solve a problem, but sometimes further steps need to be taken when other factors may be impacting on the life of the student.
Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year 2020 Insights Report
In partnership with Storyathon, OUPANZ has derived the Oxford Australian Children’s Word of the Year 2020 from a full year’s collection of Australian children’s language. All the words have been added to our Oxford Australian Children’s Language Corpus,we have analysed the data, and we have discovered some interesting trends within and across year levels.
Connecting writing pedagogy and practice in Years 3–8
Join classroom teacher and trainer, Anita Knight, to explore how you can support writing confidence in Years 3–8. In this professional learning event, Anita presents effective practices which enhance the motivation and achievement of student writing, and connect this to the use of Writing Legends.
Teaching Mathematics: Foundations to Middle Years, third edition
This comprehensive resource provides teachers the information they need to prepare for the classroom. The new pedagogical structure and the rich author knowledge combines effectively with the book's features to help teachers develop a deep understanding of mathematics teaching and learning.
Preparing for the Teaching Profession
Preparing for the Teaching Profession addresses the uncertainties and anxiety that pre-service teachers may feel about their preparedness to enter the profession. This practical handbook focuses on the key principles that pre-service teachers need to know to navigate the challenges they will encounter in the profession.
Oxford Maths Ready
Oxford Maths Ready supports mainstream classroom mathematics by offering practical strategies and learning opportunities for primary students who have fallen behind in Maths. It provides insights into the potential difficulties faced by students and ideas to engage them in successful mathematics learning, with a focus on helping them to meet the relevant year level curriculum expectations.
Tackling scenario-based questions in VCE Legal Studies
Legal Studies for VCE Units 1–4 authors Lisa Filippin and Peter Farrar discuss strategies to help students approach scenario-based questions and stimulus material in Legal Studies. Lisa and Peter also consider multiple scenarios to support you in helping your Legal students master these questions.
Preparing your students for exam success in VCE Legal Studies
Legal Studies for VCE Units 1–4 authors Lisa Filippin and Annie Wilson discuss a range of strategies and learning activities to prepare your students for success in VCE Legal Studies. Lisa and Annie also highlight some common Legal Studies exam traps and how to avoid them.
Stages 4 & 5 – Working Scientifically in everyday life.
Oxford Insight Science for NSW 2E authors Melinda Mestre, Lily Okati and Mora Soliman explain how to engage your students with contemporary topics such as COVID-19 and Climate Change by integrating Working Scientifically principles.
Embedding historical skills and concepts through Stages 4 & 5
Oxford Insight History for NSW authors Bernie Howitt and Emily Shanahan demonstrate how embedding the historical skills and concepts through Stages 4 and 5 will prepare students for success in Stage 6 Ancient and Modern History.
Using events of 2020 to make History relevant for students.
Oxford Insight History for NSW and Key Features of Modern History author Bernie Howitt provides insight into how you can make History meaningful to your students and use the historical skills and concepts to examine recent events.
Rethinking Learning in the 21st-century
Listen to the authors of our well-established textbook Learning to Teach, third edition, where Gloria Latham and Karen Malone delve into the intricacies of the 21st-century classroom, learning how to adapt in a world that is constantly changing and the new learning environment that is emerging as a result of recent challenges.
Connect and consolidate grammatical understanding using Oxford Grammar
Explore our popular Oxford Grammar series by Andrew Woods, now in its second edition, and learn about the new Student Workbooks and Teacher Handbooks, as well as the additional support available online with short videos, curriculum mapping (to NSW, VIC and Australian Curriculum) and more.
Differentiation in the F-6 Maths classroom: Using Oxford Maths to support a range of abilities
In this webinar, experienced classroom teacher and award-winning Oxford Maths author Annie Facchinetti explores how to cater for individual student needs using Oxford Maths. Annie demonstrates how the series offers multiple pathways so that every student can access the curriculum at their own point of need.
Learning to Teach, third edition
Learning to Teach, third edition, offers a unique perspective by positioning the reader as a pre-service teacher embarking on their new career. The reader is introduced to three fictional pre-service teachers whose narratives flow throughout the text. These characters share how their personal and professional life experiences have exposed them to new ways of thinking about young people, teaching, and learning.
Write Ways, fifth edition
Write Ways, fifth edition, is a practical, user-friendly text for pre-service and practising teachers. It explains how to teach students to write in all the major text types—not only in English, but across the curriculum—and provides clear, useful examples of classroom practice, planning and assessment.
Practical Classroom Assessment, second edition
Practical Classroom Assessment demonstrates how and why assessment should be firmly embedded in the day-to-day practices of learning and teaching. It addresses current issues in the teaching and study of assessment planning and shows how assessment can be used to aid, support and enable learning.
Professional Communication for Early Childhood Educators
A practical and user-friendly text designed to support educators develop effective communication skills in order to maintain strong relationships with the children, families, colleagues, and professional and community stakeholders they work with.
Learn how you can develop your students' comprehension strategies and skills
Learn about the key strategies that successful readers use as they read to construct meaning and develop understanding, and discover the Comprehension Skills Framework that underpins Oxford Reading for Comprehension
Explicit teaching and modelling of comprehension strategies in the classroom
Discover how you can implement explicit teaching and modelling in the classroom, and learn how you can use a gradual release model to guide and reinforce the development of your students’ comprehension strategies and skills.
Tips for supporting comprehension development in your classroom
Learn how you can focus on comprehension strategies at the start of a guided reading session to further reinforce student comprehension and explore ways to help your students start using their comprehensions skills.
Monitoring Comprehension Development
Explore the ways you can monitor your students' use of comprehension strategies and skills, and learn about the importance of ongoing monitoring and how you can use this information to inform your teaching and improve your students' outcomes.
Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children's Literature, sixth edition
Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children’s Literature, sixth edition, is the most comprehensive text for pre-service teachers to learn how to teach literacy. It covers the whole literacy curriculum: reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing, and illustrates how pre-service teachers can use theory in their classrooms.
Creating enthusiastic young writers
For teachers working in challenging classroom environments engaging students might be difficult but not impossible. Tennant Creek Primary School introduced the Read Write Inc. program just over a year ago, and it has been credited for turning students at the school into confident and fluent readers.
Literacies in Early Childhood: Foundations for Equity and Quality
A collection of expert voices on the theoretical frameworks and approaches for teaching literacy in the early childhood years that aims to open discussion and encourage quality and equity in literacy education.
Creating a Positive Learning Environment: The Savvy Teacher
A practical guide to building confidence and well being in the classroom that explores four areas of classroom management — Proactive, Interactive, Restorative and Supportive. This text clearly outlines the theory, practical strategies, skills and techniques that every teacher needs to know.
Partnerships in the Early Years: Building Connections and Supporting Families
This text explores the connections that early years educators build with families and communities in the context of supporting children's learning. It aims to build commitment to creating responsive, collaborative and trusting relationships and equips teachers with the practical skills needed to build meaningful partnerships.
Maths for Everyone: Why there is no such thing as a ‘maths person’
‘I’m not a maths person.’ That’s a statement you’ve all probably heard many times. However, the skills that students learn in mathematics are among the most practical taught in school. Mathematics underpins the world we live in and it teaches our children valuable problem-solving skills.
Girls are dropping out of sport – what can educators, parents and communities do about it?
There are a myriad of reasons why girls in Australia aged 15-17 may choose to quit sport. Rather than dwelling on the types of things that could cause a girl to think she is not good at sport or why she feels she has too much schoolwork, let’s explore some strategies that the whole community can put in place to reduce this type of thinking in girls.
Oxford Senior Physical Education Workshop – May 29th 2019
Join expert Queensland authors Kate Russell and Ron Weatherby as they walk you through the 2020 implementation of QCE Units 3 & 4 and how Oxford’s series Physical Education for Queensland will support your teaching.
Classroom Management: Engaging Students in Learning, third edition
Classroom Management: Engaging Students in Learning focuses on what teachers can do to create quality learning environments with their students. This new edition addresses the seven Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) teacher standards which pre-service teachers need to meet.
Engagement with Project X: Comprehension Express has armed struggling readers with the language and skills to address comprehension challenges.
Case study by Sophie Rasic using feedback from Literacy Coordinator Amy Sneddon and teachers Casey Seymour & Emma de Klerk, Lalor Gardens Primary School, Melbourne
How schools and teachers can benefit from social media
Social media can be a valuable tool to help schools connect and engage with their communities. But just getting started can be intimidating for new users. Which channel is best for which purpose and how can pitfalls be avoided?
Global trends in the teaching of mathematics
Australia has a unique context that requires an approach and resources that are designed specifically for our students. We can, however, learn from international success stories and adapt effective practices to suit our own settings and students.
Literacy assessment: Who wants to know what, and why?
The assessment of literacy achievements is important to all levels of the educational community. From the individual student in the local school, to the Australian Government, the diverse range of literacy assessment expectations provides demanding challenges.
Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School, fourth edition
Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in the Primary School, fourth edition, provides a comprehensive overview of how to teach in the humanities and social sciences areas of the curriculum, while providing practical strategies and contemporary teaching techniques to take into the classroom.
Teaching Literacies: Pedagogies and Diversity, second edition
Teaching Literacies: Pedagogies and Diversity addresses the teaching of literacies across the primary and secondary years of schooling. It provides the foundations for understanding some of the issues and challenges in working with students in the current Australian context.
Q&A with award-winning Maths lecturer, Daniel Mansfield
It took being laughed at during class for Daniel Mansfield to set his mind to improve his Maths skills. Starting out as a good student, he became an excellent one to prove his teacher wrong. Mansfield went on to achieve a PhD in mathematics and to be named ‘Most Inspiring Lecturer in First Year’.
Fun ways for teachers to use the Oxford Wordlist in the classroom
The Oxford Wordlist has a place in many Australian classrooms. Whether as a poster or the basis for activities promoting literacy, the Wordlist is a valuable tool in helping students learn the words most commonly used in the writing of Australian children.
Maths teachers will only achieve ‘light bulb’ moments if they have the confidence to take risks
All teachers should strive to be a better teacher next year than they were the previous year. This involves taking risks, trying new things and having the confidence to improve.
Connecting with Science Education, second edition
Connecting with Science Education, second edition, supports pre-service teachers as they enter the professional world by connecting theory to practice. It meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum while incorporating STEM and Indigenous science knowledge; and has a balanced coverage of biological, physical and chemical sciences, with some mathematics.
Moving mathematics learning from “what have I been told?” to “what do I know that can help me?”
There is widespread agreement that student-driven inquiry approaches can help students build understanding, solve problems and reason mathematically. But to ensure that all students are included in learning opportunities, specific teacher actions are needed and lessons can productively be structured in particular ways.
Challenging Mathematical Tasks
Challenging Mathematical Tasks supports the idea that students learn best when they work on problems that they do not yet know how to solve. Peter Sullivan’s research shows that many students do not fear challenges in mathematics, but welcome them. And rather than having teachers instruct them, these students prefer to work out solutions for themselves.
More than Mercutio – English teaching for the future
Discussion of what teachers and educational leaders really want students to get out of their schooling has recently shifted to the types of skills that they will need in the 21st century. In the face of a paradigm that still emphasises knowledge retention and memorisation, this is a useful shift.
Catering for mixed abilities in the English classroom
Teachers are generally expected to differentiate (another word that provokes an inward groan) but often struggle to know how to do so effectively — and no wonder, when this means that they need to teach to several different standards while also generally working towards common assessment. So how to best cater to the very broad range of abilities in the English classroom?
Australian Literature for Young People
By encouraging a broader and deeper knowledge of this country, its history, people, art and literature, Australian Literature for Young People not only familiarises readers with landmarks in Australian literature but addresses key contemporary concerns such as the need to be creative and imaginative, to think across disciplines, and to communicate and collaborate.
Maths skills need to serve students beyond the next 30 minutes
Telling students how to answer mathematics questions might work well for the next 30 minutes but it does not enhance the chance of students remembering what they have been told, nor of transferring this particular learning to a different context. The challenge is to find ways to engage students in their own learning.
Why flipped learning makes sense in the STEM classroom
The current generation of STEM teachers is the first that must choose between teaching important skills and teaching urgent skills. In the past, there was no difference — the important skills were the urgent skills. Now there is a fork in the road, presenting a threshold challenge for STEM teachers that flipped classrooms can help us overcome.
Teaching Language in Context, second edition
As educators, our job is to make sure that all students have a good command of the language needed to succeed in school and beyond. In order to do this, teachers need to know about language and how it works. This book is intended as an introduction to the language that students encounter in the various curriculum areas as they move through the years of schooling.
An Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy
Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy is written for Australian and New Zealand students studying education, speech pathology and linguistics, fields with a strong focus on communication. This book provides readers with a theoretical understanding of speech, language and literacy acquisition, and the ability to apply this understanding to individuals of different ages and developmental stages.
Creating inclusive literacy learning experiences
Given how strongly literacy is valued and privileged in our society, it is unsurprising that there is such an emphasis on literacy experiences from the very earliest years onwards. Unfortunately though, many people do not receive the literacy learning opportunities that they need.
Language and Learning: An Introduction for Teaching, sixth edition
The sixth edition of Language and Learning continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature and function of language and language learning and its implications for teaching. Written specifically for teacher-education students, it covers a range of language theories and uses relevant examples for applying them in the classroom..
Developing reading strategies
Educators need to specifically teach students how to think and talk about texts, rather than just conveying information about texts or doing the reading and thinking for their students. Following are some great reading strategies that will help you encourage your young readers to think about what they are reading.
Connect and consolidate grammatical understanding using Oxford Grammar
Oxford University Press is pleased to present a webinar about our popular Oxford Grammar series by Andrew Woods. This webinar explores grammatical features at the word, sentence and text level, using stimulus pages and authentic literary texts to engage students and provide context.
Literacy and numeracy are important, but there is far more to effective teaching
Graduates from accredited teaching courses will be required to pass literacy and numeracy tests before they can enter the profession this year. On the surface, these tests might seem reasonable but we must consider what we stand to lose by instituting such tests, and whether they are necessary at all.
How positive psychology can improve teachers’ well-being
While abuse should not be tolerated, is there something that teachers can do to improve their own well-being in such a climate? Two Oxford University Press authors discuss the role that positive psychology can play in improving the well-being of teachers.