Professor Grady Venville with teaching science students

International Conference in Science Education Making its way to UWA

Thursday, 23 April 2015

For the first time, the University of Western Australia (UWA) will be host to the Australasian Science Education Research Association’s (ASERA) annual International Conference to be held at the University Club (30 June – 3 July 2015). 

The conference, being organised by the Faculty of Education, is expected to attract up to 200 delegates from around the world with topics such as socioscentific argumentation, engagement and motivation in science, and  science literacy to be discussed. 

Houses of Parliament, London the United Kingdom, sunset

Future Education Leaders Bringing Back Best Practices to Western Australia Driving Schools from good to Great

Thursday, 16 April 2015

For the very first time, 13 students undertaking the Faculty of Education’s Master of Leadership at The University of Western Australia (UWA) are embarking on an international study tour to England to learn about school leadership from some of the country’s most influential educational leaders and policymakers.

Students participating in the study tour are aspiring and practising educational leaders and will spend 10 days learning about recent educational reforms, accountability structures within schools and the role of neuroscience to teaching. 

David Mickler

New Africa unit a hit with Political Science students

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The UWA Energy and Minerals Institute have written a great piece on the new units with a focus on Africa being taught this semester at undergraduate and postgraduate level by Dr David Mickler from Political Science and International Relations. They have very kindly agreed to share the piece with us:

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

Nicola Fraschini

Introducing Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the Asian Studies Discipline, Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean. Nicola comes to UWA from Sogang University Korean Language Education Center and this semester he is coordinating our first year Korean undergraduate unit KORE1401.

Mixed Race in Australia and the region - 8-10 June 2015, call for abstracts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Mobilities and Belonging Initiative are calling for abstracts for their Mixed Race in Australia and the region symposium being held 8-10 June 2015 at UWA.

Gilbert Karareba, Thida Kheang, Shayla Ribeiro, Dwi Esti Andriani, Jelena Rakovi

Post-conflict research group thrives

Monday, 9 February 2015

The Faculty’s post-conflict research group has grown this year to a vibrant research community of five doctoral scholars, each with their own area of speciality.

Gilbert Karareba, Thida Kheang, Shayla Ribeiro, Dwi Esti Andriani and Jelena Rakovic specialise in researching school leadership in Rwanda, Cambodia, Timor L’este, rural Java and Serbia respectively.

Dr Mark Fielding

Award for a world-class thesis

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Dr Mark Fielding, who won the Faculty’s ‘Fogarty Foundation Success through Educational Excellence Prize for the Best Piece of Research in the Doctor of Education,' has won a further award for his thesis. Mark’s thesis about international education in Australia was rated highest by the International Educational Association of Australia (IEAA).

Principal and Master of School Leadership Graduate Janette Gee

First harvest in School Leadership

Thursday, 29 January 2015

UWA has run the Master of School Leadership program for teachers in Western Australian public schools since 2012, with 40 to 50 teachers enrolling in the flexible part-time course each year. Janette Gee is the program’s first graduate.

Graduating Students with Associate Professor Val Faulkner

Inaugural Albany Master of Teaching graduates

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The inaugural Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) offered through the UWA Albany Centre has seen its first group of students graduating.