The 23rd Educational Publishing Awards

The 23rd Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAAs) were held on the 6th of October. Organised by the Australian Publishers Association, the EPAAs celebrate excellence in educational publishing and exemplify the work publishers devote to producing world-class educational resources. More than ever before, they also showcase innovative development and delivery of digital content.

Oxford University Press Australia was honoured to have 13 titles shortlisted across the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary categories. We are thrilled by this year’s results and would like to congratulate all the shortlisted, winning and commended entries.

View the full list of winners here.

Primary Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities

ozboxWinner: OZBOX: Learning Through Literacy is a comprehensive and engaging program for Years 3–6 that provides full coverage of the Australian Curriculum for Science, and Humanities and Social Sciences, specifically History and Geography.

OZBOX contains highly visual, informative and detailed topic cards, giving students the opportunity to read, comprehend and engage with content aligned explicitly to the
Australian Curriculum. There are four different topic cards for each Australian Curriculum content description. The cards are written at different reading levels – below, on and above – to allow for differentiated instruction.

Secondary Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science

oxford-science-ac_stacked-covers_epaa2016_220x170Winner: Oxford Science has been developed to support teachers with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum (and now ready for 2017, the Victorian Curriculum and Western Australian Curriculum). The series provides a complete science teaching and learning program with a focus on clear and precise concept development across a range of print, digital and blended resources. Each double-page spread of the series has been constructed to cover one concept and one lesson with a summary and review questions included on each. The new ‘dashboard view’ on the Teacher obook assess is an online lesson control centre that delivers an engaging digital learning experience. Teachers are able to instantly preview, access and assign resources including videos, interactives, worksheets and tests.
Commended: Oxford MyMaths AusVELS Edition

Secondary Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Arts/PE

vce-english-series_stacked-covers2_epaa2016_220x170Winner: VCE English
Reading and Creating / Reading and Comparing
Written by a team of four exceptional English educators, Kellie Heintz, Michael Horne, Timothy Nolan and Rachel Williams, and written specifically for the new 2016 VCE English Study Design, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing comprehensively covers Area of Study 1 of the new course in a write-in textbook format, using student-friendly language. Using a broad selection of text extracts, the book covers topics including: textual features, understanding texts, analytical writing, creative writing, reading for comparison, making connections and contrasts, and comparative writing. Additionally a helpful toolkit provides templates, annotated sample responses, practice SAC and examination tasks, and a glossary. The text is supplemented digitally with obook assess, with further support for EAL students and clever interactive modules for on-screen text analysis and comparison.

Analysing and Presenting Argument
This new edition of the phenomenally successful Using Language to Persuade by market-leading author Ryan Johnstone. Ideally used at Year 11 and carried into Year 12, Analysing and Presenting Argument is a hybrid write-in workbook / textbook that gradually introduces students to the skills required to develop arguments, persuasive language (written, spoken and visual), reading persuasive texts (including print, digital, spoken and multimodal media), argument analysis (presenting and critiquing) and proficiency in oral presentations. This text assists teachers and students further by providing up-to-date sources for analysis, templates, step-by-step guides, annotated sample responses, practice SAC and examination tasks, and a metalanguage glossary. Analysing and Presenting Argument is supplemented digitally with obook assess, with further support for EAL students and clever interactive modules for on-screen text analysis and comparison.

Secondary Teaching Resource

Joint Winner: Oxford Science Teacher obook assess
Joint Winner: Oxford MyMaths AusVELS Teacher obook assess
Oxford MyMaths Years 7-10 AusVELS edition Teacher obook assess offers a groundbreaking multi-year-level approach to mathematics education by providing full access to all content and resources across Years 7-10, allowing teachers to customise oxford-mymaths-ausvels_stacked-covers_epaa2016_220x170the learning of every child in the classroom. The accompanying assess tool enables teachers to assign work and assessment, schedule tests, monitor student and class progress, and create reports. The Teacher Dashboard is an online lesson control centre and allows teachers to select content and resources appropriate for each student in their class, tailoring the very best learning experience. Interactive tutorials scaffold understanding of key concepts and build student’s confidence.

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

Winner: Writing Right with Text Types
Matthew  Zbaracki

This book helps current and future teachers inspire young writers in exciting and engaging ways. Chapters 1 to 4 explore the critical components of language and writing, including grammar, setting up your classroom for writing, modelling writing to your students, and assessment. Chapters 5 to 13 discuss the common genres taught in primary school and the text types found within these genres. In these chapters, theory is brought to life through numerous teaching ideas and case studies. The final chapter explores recent developments in classrooms and children’s literature; it encourages reflection on how we teach writing to children and how we might do so in the future.

oxford-mymaths-ausvels_stacked-covers_epaa2016_220x170Secondary Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science
Oxford MyMaths AusVELS Edition


Highly Commended:

oxford-psych-12_cover_epaa2016_220x170Secondary Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science
Oxford Psychology Units 1+2 3rd edition

Secondary Teaching Resource
Oxford Psychology Units 1+2 3rd edition Teacher obook assess


9780195527926Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource
An Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy
Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack


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