Each year the Australian Publishing Association (APA) recognises excellence and innovation with their annual Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA).

In the 2021 awards Pearson is proud to have been recognised by industry peers for work that we are truly passionate about.

Congratulations to all EPAA winners, we’re sure in good company!


Rosaleen Stewart, Winner of the Mike Horsley Award


This award honours the late Professor Mike Horsley and recognises an individual’s outstanding and ongoing service to the Australian Educational Publishing Industry.

Rosaleen Stewart (Senior Portfolio Manager K-12 Humanities & Languages, Pearson Australia) is an inspiration to all those that have had the pleasure of working with her. In the words of Sonia Wilson (VP K-12 Schools, Pearson Australia), "Ro is a true advocate of educational publishing in Australia. You could not meet a person more passionate about our industry and the learners and teachers we support. And after over 30 years in the industry, her passion to find the next new thing has never been stronger."

We’re so proud of you Ro!

Read EPAA's interview with Ro

Graphic showing a picture of Rosaleen Stewart with text saying that she has been awareded with the 2021 EPAA Mike Horsley Award


Ecco! Senior, Winner of the category Secondary - Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education.


Judges' comments: “Ecco! Senior is a comprehensive and engaging resource for teachers and learners of Italian in Years 11 and 12 across Australia that offers a flexible approach with a hybrid student book/workbook and rich digital resources. The content is authentic, meaningful and carefully written and mapped to state curricula, with extensive key skill practice in viewing, reading, listening, writing and speaking Italian. Exam support and practice in each chapter progressively builds students’ confidence and provides thorough preparation. Intercultural and critical thinking prompts encourage the learner to engage with the content on a personal level and reflect on prior experience. The digital resources, particularly the audio recordings, feature a variety of native speakers and are expertly produced.”

Authors: Adriana Blazincic, Carla Catanzariti, Maria Gaudioso et al.
Release: November 2020, December 2020
Format: Blended
ISBNs: 9780655702306, 9780655702313, 9780655702320

Learn more about Ecco! Senior

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Pearson Diagnostic, Winner of the category Secondary - Teaching Resource - Mathematics


Judges' comments: “Pearson Diagnostic is an innovative formative assessment tool with high-quality learning activities and quizzes that make it a valuable resource for teachers of all levels. This diagnostic tool has been designed with originality and relevance in mind, assisting teachers with planning, preparation and tracking of student progress, helping them understand common misconceptions and errors made by students early in the learning sequence, and equipping them with research-backed mathematics pedagogy.”

Authors: Professor Kaye Stacey, Dr Vicki Steinle, Beth Price et al.
Release: 12 January 2021
Format: Digital only
ISBN: 9780655703129

Learn more about Pearson Diagnostic

Graphic showing the Maths resource Pearson Diagnostic and stating that it is category winner for an EPAA Award

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