The government’s response to the 2020 summit went public yesterday. My one idea was that we should have more randomised trials in education. I was chuffed to see that the idea made it into the document, but somewhat perplexed by the response itself.
DEEWR, ACER, ACARA, the ABS, the ARC and NCVER are all splendid bodies doing important work, but so far as I’m aware, there isn’t a single instance in which one of them has decided to “test and trial new ideas for education similar to the clinical trials adopted for disease”.
I would, of course, be quite pleased to be proven wrong on this. If anyone knows of an educational randomised trial afoot in Australia, do let me know.
(Crossposted at Core Economics)