CEO Research Roundup

CEO Research Roundup: 26 February 2019

I am delighted to be sharing this fortnight’s news and insight blog, offering short summaries of the latest news and studies, reports, and opinions across the education arena. If there is a topic, report or event you would like QELi to explore, please email your thoughts to

Neil McDonald
Chief Executive Officer, QELi

Research in Education

Principal health and wellbeing

A new report into principal health and wellbeing reveals growing levels of stress, burnout and anxiety among Australian school leaders. However, Dr Phil Riley observes that developing social capital may play a key role in improving the work life for school leaders. Read more

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Examining teaching and learning through video analysis

With a smart phone and more than a little courage, a teacher who videos their own practice, has a valuable and flexible tool at their disposal. Read an article from Teacher Magazine to see why you might take this courageous step to inform your teaching practice and keep getting better. 

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A negativity bias

Psychologist and journalist Dan Goleman quotes Dr Boyatzis as saying: “You need the negative focus to survive, but a positive one to thrive.” Read on to explore how to challenge our negativity bias and see the world through a different lens. 

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Technology and learning in the classroom

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to have more computers than students in schools. But as the numbers of computers and other technological devices increased, student performance did not. The days of cramming computers into classrooms and expecting improvements in learning are numbered. In an article published in The Conversation, Christian Moro and Kathy Mills explore how to get the balance right. 

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Closing the Gap Report 2019

Recently the Prime Minister tabled the 11th Closing the Gap Report which shows that the early childhood education and Year 12 attainment targets are on track and important progress has been made in health and education. However some targets are not on track. View the annual report to Parliament on progress in Closing the Gap, including report chapters at a glance.

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