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Since 2000, the OECD has been evaluating the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds through its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. According to the OECD, PISA results reveal what is possible in education by showing what students in the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems can do. More than 510,000 students in 65 economies took part…

The National Film and Sound Archive have released some gems! For those of us who can remember! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvVdaP6FvFQ&feature=share&list=PLCAD05A7F696C34B9 Link: National Film and Sound Archive

The greatest policy challenge of our (or anyone's) lifetime. Australia recently experienced its hottest day since records began a century ago. The national temperature is the average of hundreds of daily readings across the country and it hit 40.3 degrees. Australia's first six days of 2013 were all among the hottest 20 days on record in terms of average maximums…

Watch this Rook closely. It is playing. It is having FUN. http://youtu.be/3dWw9GLcOeA Sensory consciousness in Birds? A fascinating field of research in to the human brain, machine learning and the nature and purpose of consciousness. Where does consciousness come from? And does it exist in other animals? Nicholas Humphrey, Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics, Darwin College Cambridge,…

Food for thought.. http://youtu.be/g8mynrRd7Ak   Links: Frans de Waal -  Dutch primatologist and ethologist Google Scholar - Teachers and Performance Pay Google Scholar - Does performance pay for teachers work? Debating the merits of merit pay - Andrew Leigh

Vale Jack Keating. A teacher, colleague, mentor and friend; Jack, you will be missed. Those that have had anything to do with post-compulsory education in Victoria, Australia or around the world, will understand the loss to our field. Thank you Jack. Lector si monumentum requiris circumspice   Links: Vale Jack Keating - The Australian 24th July 2012 Vale Jack Keating…

From CERN, the results are preliminary but...at a seminar held at CERN as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long sought Higgs particle. The results presented today are labelled preliminary. They are based on data collected in 2011 and…

As always, some very useful and timely links from Andrew Leigh. I would be interested in pursuing randomised trials in our Education Sector. Randomising in the UK. In 2003, the UK government started a major randomised evaluation of the Employment Retention and Advancement project (ERA), to test the effectiveness of interventions to improve job retention and advancement prospects for low…

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