UWA is continuing to attract major grants for its research work.
The latest grant winners cover a range of research topics.
Associate Professor Suzanne Wijsman, from the School of Music, and Dr Bronwen Ackermann of The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine submitted their latest project application under Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Priority Project category.
The project, A Musicians’ Health National Curriculum Initiative, represents a collaborative national strategy focused on healthy music performance among Australian higher education institutions that teach music performance. It promotes a necessary change in tertiary music schools’ curricula by forging a new study path for students enrolled in tertiary music performance courses.
The project attracted a grant of $220,000.
This project complements Dr. Ackermann's five-year ARC Linkage Grant project, Sound Performance, which focuses on the occupational health of Australia's orchestral musicians by addressing the need to improve the delivery of performance health education at the tertiary level.
Curriculum of final year of legal education
Winthrop Professor Bill Ford, of the Law School, together with Professor Sally Kift from the Queensland University of Technology, was successful in a project submission entitled Curriculum Renewal in Legal Education: Articulating Final Year Curriculum Design Principles and Designing a Transferable Final Year Program submitted under the Priority Project category.
The goal of the project is to renew the final year curriculum of legal education by articulating a set of curriculum design principles and designing a transferable model for an effective final year program.
The project attracted a grant of $208,000.
Teaching materials in science courses
Associate Professor Nancy Longnecker, UWA’s Science Communication Program Co-ordinator, was a successful co-applicant in the project New media to develop graduate attributes of science students.
Dr Will Rifkin of the University of New South Wales is the lead on the project and it also involves the University of Queensland and Otago University.
The team’s expertise in podcasts, blogs, video, and web publications will be applied to identify, create and enhance teaching materials to be used in a variety of science courses.
The aim is to engage science students in multi- media web publication in order to enhance graduate attributes in communication, teamwork, ethics, and critical thinking.
The project attracted a grant of $217,000.
The team would like to hear from science academics who might be interested in partnering in the development and/ or trialling of new media teaching materials.
Note: There have been changes to the type of grant proposal now accepted. Read the details.