Rebecca Halse Secondary school classroom is a dynamic place

Secondary school classroom is a dynamic place

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rebecca Halse has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education from UWA, and works as a Secondary Ancient and Modern History Teacher at Shenton College.  In 2013, she was named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards.  

Education is an Amazing Space

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Brendan was inspired by his Year 12 Literature teacher, a man who was able to expand his horizons and stimulate a sense of wonder and curiosity.  He saw how learning could empower and change people and the idea of contributing to a better world, of serving and empowering people, and of the transformative capacity of knowledge meant teaching made sense to him.

Brendan is currently studying a Masters of Education by Coursework and Thesis. 

Amelia Baker, Making a Difference as a Primary School Teacher

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Amelia's decision to study a Master of Teaching degree came at a pivotal time in her life. Prior to that, she was pursuing a different career in the arts industry in South Australia, working in the areas of marketing, public relations and youth arts, after completing a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide.

After working in the arts industry for several years, Amelia decided to return to study to become a teacher.

Master of School Leadership first cohort set to Graduate

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Approximately 40 students in the first Master of School Leadership cohort are set to complete their studies later this year.   Marie Adams is one of three students who have completed their degrees earlier this month as a result of credit from other study.  

Nobel Prize Winner Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney annual lecture in Dublin

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Professor Tom O’Donoghue is to give the November 2015 Seamus Heaney lecture at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University.

Caroline Dixon on her teaching experience in the Kimberley

A teaching experience in the Kimberley to remember

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

When Caroline Dixon first arrived in Kununurra, a small township 3,040 kilometres from Perth in the far-east Kimberley, it was only natural for her to feel a slight sense of anxiety and nervousness.  


“Everything about the environment was unfamiliar. However, on my first day I knew I was going to enjoy my time there.  Everyone was welcoming and kind.  The community spirit was fantastic,” said Caroline.

Virtually Impossible.  World first study into screen based media use

Virtually impossible

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A world first study into the amount of time Australian children and adolescents spend on all types of screens and specific screen activities has been undertaken by Professor Stephen Houghton from the Faculty of Education and a research team of experts from The School of Population Health; The School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health; The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and the National Heart Foundation.

Katrina Millard-Hurst, Master of Teaching Early Childhood student at UWA

A new calling

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

“Teaching is a career that will challenge me; a vocation and not just a job. A great teacher can inspire a child to love learning and to take that through the rest of their lives. I am confident I can be that teacher.” – Katrina Millard Hurst

Brendan Zani, Chair of this year's committee

Fogarty Foundation Forum set to ‘ignite’

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Brendan Zani is certainly someone who likes to keep busy.  Currently undertaking his Masters of Education by Coursework and Thesis at the Faculty of Education, Brendan is also Chair of this year’s Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum Committee, teacher at Scotch College and most importantly, father to his amazing 11 month old boy.

Inspired by his year 12 literature teacher, Brendan saw how learning could empower and change people and embarked on a teaching career so that he could do the same.

Dr Mark Fielding (left) receives the New Voice Scholarship

A new voice recognised at the Australian Council for Educational Leaders National Conference

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Dr Mark Fielding has been awarded the “New Voice Scholarship in Educational Leadership Research by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) at this year’s national conference held in Sydney.

Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum Committee Member Sonia Ferns

Behind the scenes of the Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Every year, a select number of students from Western Australian universities come together to oversee the planning of the annual Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Forum.

Start Something winners

Budding UWA entrepreneurs 'Start Something' with prize winning ideas

Thursday, 8 October 2015

An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.

The Australian, Jackson Carr and Hannah Newmann

Schools Set to Mine the Bust for Talent

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Jackson Carr earned an honours degree in geology from the Australian National University before embarking on a career as a hydrogeologist with a Perth engineering firm.

Contesting the Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Formula

Contesting the Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Formula

Thursday, 13 August 2015

When it comes to early childhood education and care, Australia lags behind other developed countries such as New Zealand, Canada, UK, Sweden and Norway.

UWA Research Week - Building Chinese-Australian Relations

Building Chinese-Australian Relations through Digital Technologies

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

In this free public lecture as part of UWA Research Week, Associate Professors Grace Oakley and Mark Pegrum will discuss a research project funded by the Australia-China Council (ACC), where school students aged 13 – 15 years living in Australia and China produced and exchanged digital stories about their everyday lives.

ASERA 2015 International Conference at UWA

Science Education and Research Takes Centre Stage

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.

The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Faculty of Education Prize Giving Ceremony

Annual Prize Giving Ceremony Winners

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Faculty of Education held its Annual Prize Giving Ceremony last night at The University Club (11 May 2015) where 100 guests were present to recognise excellence and the achievements of past and present students.

In attendance was the State Education Minister and current UWA Alumni, Hon Peter Collier together with UWA representatives and leaders within the community who kindly donated and provided their support for the event.

2015 AATE/ALEA National Conference

Four Scholarships Up for Grabs to National Conference

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Four Scholarships are up for Grabs to the 2015 Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA) and Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) National Conference (3 - 6 July 2015). 

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.