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Grattan Institute recommendations to combat student disengagement

New research shows as many as 40% of school students are unproductive.

The Grattan Institute has released a report suggesting an overhaul of the education system is needed to combat student disengagement.

Pete Goss from the Institute told Tom Elliott said teachers should abandon the old method of putting hands up to answer a question, and rather choose a student at random.

‘What that means is that everyone in the class has to be thinking,’ Mr Goss said.

Other recommendations include ‘exit cards’, which require students to declare what they learnt in that class, and ignoring problem troublemakers in favour of positive reinforcement to those behaving properly.

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