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Joy & Data

Building vocabulary
The most important data to understand learners is diagnostic data because it helps teachers identify a student’s point of need and, if used well and alongside other data, enables teachers to deliver personalised learning in the classroom and facilitate improved learning outcomes, and engagement for all.
Diagnostic assessment
ALL submitted to the Productivity Commission highlighting that the most important data for learners is diagnostic data because it facilitates and enables improved learning.
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A national action plan agreed by Commonwealth, state and territory governments is urgently required if Australia is to arrest declining performances in schools.
 Child drawing on paper
A new Grattan Institute report argues that schools and education systems should target teaching to the individual needs of every child.
 access to information
The Head of the Dept of Education for Kwazulu-Natal talks about how access to information can transform learning.
 School students interacting at a lecture
Data is often feared in Australian education, but it can be used to best understand how individuals may flourish.
'Teach to One' uses data to diagnose and assess students' skill and understanding, and personalises learning.
 lecture audience
The State Library of Western Australia provided access to the inaugural ALL lecture via live streaming.
Dianne Jackson
ARACY CEO Dr Dianne Jackson on how data informs a learning culture, and why learning is essential to alleviating poverty.
Larry Kamener
Management consultant Larry Kamener on the enormous potential for data to improve the school learning experience.
Sir Michael Barber delivering the Australian Learning Lecture
Watch or read Sir Michael Barber's lecture on Joy and Data.
 Sir Michael Barber
Sir Michael Barber shows how data and joy intersect in his own bicycle training regime.
Country learners
Rural youth ambassadors talk about the issues in learning and education that matter to them most.
Patrick Griffin
Prof. Patrick Griffin discusses the skills today's school students need to learn to equip them for the information- and knowledge-based economy of the future.
 Children learning
Students at an Australian kindergarten program talk about their learning journey.
Young learner
A new survey has found overwhelming support for the value of learning.
ALL founder Ellen Koshland believes that joy is central to learning.
school experiment
School systems are turning to broader skills to ensure future growth and equip students to face an uncertain future.
There is a wider range of scores between the lowest and highest performing Australian students than the OECD average.
literacy learning
Australia’s PISA results show a significant decline in mathematical literacy and reading literacy.
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The inaugural ALL theme is ‘Joy and Data’: two ideas not often expressed together, but both central to learning.
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