Students who study a language other than English at high school will be given bonus Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) points under a new system being established at The University of Western Australia.
Professor Denise Chalmers, an internationally respected figure in academic development with expertise in tertiary teaching and learning, has been appointed Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).
Western Australia's secondary school science teachers now have a permanent venue in one of Australia's leading universities where they can participate in professional learning and resource development.
A program that is in its eighth year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences aims at boosting the numbers of doctors and dentists in WA's rural and remote areas by recruiting students from the regions.
Discussion on how teachers can provide rich and sustainable opportunities to enhance classroom learning and thinking will be the focus of three leading education academics visiting The University of Western Australia soon.
Former West Australian Premier and Fremantle Federal MP Carmen Lawrence will focus on the origins of fanaticism and extreme behaviour, including terrorism, in her new role this year as a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia.
When flautist Anita Fuhrmann began studying music as a 17 year-old in The University of Western Australia's School of Music in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, little did she imagine that after completing her bachelor's degree she would be working on a PhD in a completely different faculty.
Good communicators make good teachers. So it makes good sense for UWA’s Science Communication program to be tailored for prospective students.
Undergraduate Science Communication units have been on offer at science students since 2002 and as a postgraduate unit since 2005.Now a brand new postgraduate coursework degree, Master of Science Communication and Education, will be offered from 2008. It is a joint program with the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Education.
The School of Human Movement and Exercise Sciences will be formally known as the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health – and given the colloquial name of Exercise Science - from January 1, 2008.
The School believes its new name more accurately reflects the full breadth of its activities and the courses it offers. All degree names remain unchanged.