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Working and learning online
The spread of the COVID-19 is a once in a generation event that has impacted us all in some way. If we can help you and your learners in any way, please contact us to discuss the details of what you need..

Support Schools

Support Schools

In this uncertain environment, the type of learning resources and tools available to learners is more important than ever. That’s why our team is working hard to provide Australian schools with access to the types of resources that will help learning continue in these difficult times, including expert tips for remote teaching as well as gold standard learning resources.
March 18, 2020
Support for Australian Universities

Support for Australian Universities

Pearson is the world’s learning company. Backed by over 25 years of experience in online learning, our team of academics, call centre advisors, instructional and content designers are ready to help you meet this unprecedented challenge caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 27, 2020
Support for ELT teachers

Support for ELT teachers

We have provided a collection of free resources to help you plan, prepare and rise above the challenges of COVID-19
March 23, 2020
Support for Uni students

Support for Uni students

Pearson digital resources are available for international university students to purchase and access from countries, such as China, Vietnam and Taiwan.
March 19, 2020
Supporting educators
With so many schools dealing with remote learning, families in lockdown and students separated from friends and family, it’s more important than ever to practise strategies to improve wellbeing. Sabine Bolick, Senior Content and Learning Specialist for Pearson's K-6 Schools Division shares some suggestions to run a remote wellbeing lesson based on the Bounce Back! Years 3-4 curriculum unit on Humour. .

Investing for success: How Buranda State School learned to talk meaningfully about reading assessment.

Investing for success: How Buranda State School learned to talk meaningfully about reading assessment.

In 2018, Rosie Scholl, Head of Curriculum at Buranda State School set out to find a reading assessment system that would deliver what her teachers and learners needed – a whole-school approach to literacy assessment. Read more to find out why Scholl chose to implement Fountas & Pinnell Literacy's Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) in place of PM Benchmark Assessment and PROBE.
August 20, 2021
Breakthrough in secondary mathematics education for graduate and out-of-field teachers

Breakthrough in secondary mathematics education for graduate and out-of-field teachers

Many of the out of field professionals teaching mathematics bring teaching expertise from other subject areas. While often these teachers have some mathematical skills, or were proficient mathematics students at school, it can't be assumed they have a ready to use ‘tool-kit’ to foster the development of conceptual understanding.
August 18, 2021
Languages learning: Developing viewing skills and building intercultural competence

Languages learning: Developing viewing skills and building intercultural competence

In this session originally presented at the 2021 AFMLTA conference, Gabriella, Annabel and Nathan give insights into ways to nurture and develop viewing skills and intercultural competence with students of Languages. They cover some key principles and share some ideas of activities, routines and prompts to use in the Languages classroom. Video kindly shared by Gabriella, Annabel and Nathan.
August 01, 2021
Sharing Our Stories: Reviewed by Deryn Mansell of VALBEC's 'Fine Print'

Sharing Our Stories: Reviewed by Deryn Mansell of VALBEC's 'Fine Print'

Sharing Our Stories is a landmark series addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the primary classroom. Produced by Pearson and the SharingStories Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that works with Indigenous communities, the series aims to protect, maintain and grow language, stories and cultural heritage using digital technologies and art forms for the benefit of children. In this blog, Deryn Mansell, editor of the Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council's (VALBEC) publication 'fine print', reviews the series.
August 23, 2021
Webinar: Teaching decodable reading strategies with Bug Club Phonics

Webinar: Teaching decodable reading strategies with Bug Club Phonics

Pearson’s own Sabine Bolick and Liz Hatton invite you to join them in the on-demand webinar “Teaching decodable reading strategies with Bug Club Phonics”. In this 1-hour professional learning session, Sabine and Liz will cover questions at the core of successful phonics teaching
February 26, 2021
Webinar: The importance of mental wellbeing in a learning environment

Webinar: The importance of mental wellbeing in a learning environment

Pearson consultant psychologist Stewart D’Silva and Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) give teachers and special educators the keys to mental wellbeing and readiness to learn
February 12, 2021
HTAV Conference 2020: Pearson navigates the new world of virtual conferences

HTAV Conference 2020: Pearson navigates the new world of virtual conferences

Julia Shaw shares her highlights from the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) Conference 2020 plus, her top tips for teachers attending virtual conferences as they become more common.
February 15, 2021
Pearson 2021 secondary school conference schedule

Pearson 2021 secondary school conference schedule

We hope to get the chance to connect with you at one of the conferences we’ll be a part of this year
April 29, 2021
Supporting learners
How do you build a series to help students read with full comprehension, and engage with subject-area knowledge in a meaningful way?.

Q & A with the textbook whisperer - Dr Trish Weekes

Q & A with the textbook whisperer - Dr Trish Weekes

We asked Dr Weekes how Pearson’s new science and humanities student resources were designed, to be accessible while developing technical literacy.
July 25, 2018
Making classrooms inclusive for all children with sensory modulation

Making classrooms inclusive for all children with sensory modulation

Children with intact sensory modulation are better able to maintain an alert, focused state. Normally this process happens automatically and effortlessly, but this is not always the case. So how do we ensure our classrooms are supporting sensory modulation in all students?
April 01, 2020
Five techniques to support the literacy development of EAL/D students

Five techniques to support the literacy development of EAL/D students

We asked Dr Melissa Barnes to help us unpack how teachers can help literacy needs of EAL/D students.
July 30, 2018
The importance of female mentors in STEM

The importance of female mentors in STEM

If they see it, they’ll know they can be it: The importance of female mentors in STEM
August 10, 2018
Gender disparity and women in STEM

Gender disparity and women in STEM

How do we close the gap when time’s up on gender disparity in STEM?
September 10, 2019
How do we use specialist and technical language?

How do we use specialist and technical language?

The literacy of our students rests on the quality of their resources, and each subject has its own distinctive literacy demands. Here is the down-low on Humanities.
August 28, 2019
The power of the school network

The power of the school network

Pearson has worked in collaboration with a partnership of regional schools in South Australia to improve students’ education and learning through reading and literacy programs.
August 12, 2019
The future of education
A report released by JobGetter, revealed that 65% of job seeking university students felt they hadn’t been sufficiently prepared to succeed in the workplace when undertaking studies.

Pearson’s predictions: the most sought-after jobs and skills of 2030

Pearson’s predictions: the most sought-after jobs and skills of 2030

Pearson commissioned research by Oxford University and global think tank, Nesta, about the Future of Skills. The research applied machine learning to trawl through massive jobs datasets to identify both the occupations and - critically - the skills predicted to experience increased demand by 2030.
September 05, 2018
How will automation change the role of a university educator?

How will automation change the role of a university educator?

Considering the accessibility of MOOCs and Google, you’d think that the demand for teachers is in decline. But actually, the opposite is true.
July 18, 2018
Transforming schooling

Transforming schooling

Greg Whitby is the Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and has been developing evidence-based strategies to overhaul the education industry.
May 10, 2017
Adapting to the changing teaching landscape

Adapting to the changing teaching landscape

AI won’t replace university anytime soon, in fact demand for teachers will increase. It’s just that, the skills they’ll need to get a job will change.
July 18, 2018
News
As part of Pearson’s commitment to provide you with the best possible service, we are making a number of improvements to our internal systems and processes as well as launching a new e-commerce website. We are determined to make these updates as smoothly as possible, and to help you through this transition.

The Smith Family

The Smith Family

Here at Pearson Australia, we don’t just think that learning changes lives, we know it does. That’s why in 2019 we embarked on a three-year partnership with The Smith Family
February 02, 2021
 75 day workplace challenge yields results

75 day workplace challenge yields results

One of the first longitudinal studies of health and wellbeing impacts of a 10,000 step challenge, where participants form teams and log their daily steps or other exercise over 75 days.
May 22, 2018
Farewell Bruce Dawe

Farewell Bruce Dawe

At Pearson we were saddened to hear of the passing on 1 April of poet Bruce Dawe.
April 15, 2020