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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
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.