Presentation: The need for a strong evidence-base for teaching, school leadership and educational change
Slides and associated papers from Stephen Dinham's presentation at researchED Sydney 2015
This paper considers some of the fads, fashions and misconceptions concerning teaching, schooling and educational change more generally in Australia. These are often proposed and adopted because of a perceived crisis in education requiring 'quick fixes'. The evidence base for these approaches is examined. It is the author's contention that the adoption of such measures will worsen and not remedy Australia's performance on international measures of student achievement and widen the equity gap.