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The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) was created in 2012 to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of education in New South Wales. CESE is focused on supporting decision-making in education delivery and development with strong evidence.
It draws on the views of experts in all branches of education and specialists from other relevant disciplines; and inputs from the whole range of UNESCO‚Äôs programmes in education, science, culture and communication. It's interesting to see how the ideas, informing many of the current government reforms,  were we already under way nearly two decades ago!
This series of papers provides some different approaches to fostering collaborative practice within and across schools using data to diagnose a problem related to student outcomes.
'What Works Best: Evidence-based practices to help improve NSW student performance'.The report brings together seven themes from the growing bank of evidence CESE has for what works to improve student educational outcomes.The seven themes addressed are:
  1. High expectations
  2. Explicit teaching
  3. Effective feedback
  4. Use of data to inform practice
  5. Classroom management
  6. Wellbeing
  7. Collaboration
These 2 articles from John Hattie will get you talking and thinking.
Special Education
To improve outcomes for all students involves changing teaching practice. This literature review from AITSL, authored by Professor Rob Gilbert October (2011) focuses on the key components of leading curriculum change.
Cognitive load theory is a theory of how the human brain learns and stores knowledge. It was recently described by British educationalist Dylan Wiliam as 'the single most important thing for teachers to know'.

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