University News

Faculty of Education

UWA ranked in world top 40 for three subjects

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The University of Western Australia's subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Rebecca Halse

Top of the class

Thursday, 5 December 2013

An exceptionally high-achieving UWA graduate has been named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards.  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.

Associate Professor Grace Oakley presents Michael Webb with his prize

Master of Teaching Graduate Success

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Faculty is proud to see its graduates take on new challenges and succeed in the world of education. One of our distinguished graduates is Michael Webb, who won the Graduate School of Education Master of Teaching (Primary) Prize at our Prize Giving Ceremony in June. 

Maggie McPhee, Sheila Lea and Lisa Meads Master of Curriculum Studies students

Strong start for Master of Curriculum Studies

Monday, 25 November 2013

The first students enrolled in the new Master of Curriculum Studies are in the second semester of the three-and-a-half-year program. 

Magdeline Lum standing next to a tree on the education campus

Making Waves – But Not Explosions – In Chemistry Education

Friday, 22 November 2013

Magdeline Lum is making her mark on chemistry teaching on several fronts. Fresh out of a teaching practicum at Karratha Senior High School, the UWA student has been offered a teaching position at the same school, and she is also the author of an article published in a North American chemistry education magazine.

Associate Professor Christine Howitt head shot

Faculty teaching awards

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Every year the Faculty recognises outstanding educators for their inspirational work with the Faculty Teaching Awards. This year the Faculty is proud to recognize Associate Professor Christine Howitt and Professor Marnie O’Neill for their excellence in teaching.

The awards are determined against national criteria set by the Office for Learning and Teaching. The awards also directly reflect student perspectives, as students are the ones who initially nominate exceptional teachers for the awards. 

Professor Simon Clarke head shot

National honour for Professor Simon Clarke

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A highly-regarded academic within the field of educational leadership, Professor Simon Clarke received a 2013 ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leadership) National Fellowship.

The national honour recognises ACEL members of at least five years standing who have made an outstanding contribution to education.

Simon is a highly experienced educator and researcher, whose most recent work includes developing a research agenda for school leadership in post-conflict countries.

L to R- Jessica Cobley and Becky Steven with Dr Hanan Khalifa

2013 ELICOS Award

Monday, 18 November 2013

Becky Steven and Jessica Cobley recently won a national award for their research. Their action research project aimed at finding ways of using Web 2.0-based tools to develop students’ speaking fluency. 

The Action Research in ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) programme focuses on teaching and assessing speaking skills. In 2013 the category was contested by six teams of teachers from four states (WA, NSW, Victoria and Queensland).

Faculty of Education Students outside Morawa District High School

UWA Gives Back to Morawa District High School

Friday, 15 November 2013

Seven of our MTeach students visited Morawa District High School as a part of the UWA Gives Back centenary celebrations and their unit ‘Interventions for learning.’

A 2013 photo of Dr Alan Pritchard with Lawrence Ts ang His 2006 edd graduate

Notable achievements and lasting friendships

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The International Committee would like to honour retiring academic Dr Alan Pritchard, who has been working in education for 54 years. He worked as a school principal, a university lecturer, a consultant and even led UNESCO review teams in curriculum innovation (1998) and parental involvement in schools (1999) in Indonesia.

A 2013 photo of Dr Alan Pritchard with Lawrence Ts ang His 2006 edd graduate

Notable achievements and lasting friendships

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The International Committee would like to honour retiring academic Dr Alan Pritchard, who has been working in education for 54 years. He worked as a school principal, a university lecturer, a consultant and even led UNESCO review teams in curriculum innovation (1998) and parental involvement in schools (1999) in Indonesia.

Albany conference to focus on future of education

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

School teachers from regional Western Australia are urged to attend a conference focusing on education futures to be held in Albany in October.

Master of Curriculum Studies students

Teachers step up to master the world of education

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Opportunities to develop teaching expertise have never been more important with the increased pressure on primary and secondary teachers to deliver education that is culturally significant, technologically relevant and ethically and sustainably responsible.

Professional Practice: Learning through doing

Friday, 28 June 2013

Students currently enrolled in professional practice units for a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary), the Graduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Education complete their first periods of professional practice in schools during the months of May and June.

First Harvest

Friday, 28 June 2013

In March 2013 the first graduates of Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) received their degree; at a graduation ceremony in Winthrop Hall.

Laura Wilson (pictured above) was one of those graduates and as a high achieving student was asked to give a speech.

Centenary Celebrations

Friday, 28 June 2013

In February UWA celebrated its centenary with Alumni weekend. The opening event, Luminous night, drew thousands of people to enjoy the spectacular projections on Winthrop Hall as well as performances and artworks on the university grounds.

During the weekend graduates had an opportunity to reconnect with the university by attending a range of events, talks and performances organised by different Faculties.

I-pod, therefore I am - but am I OK?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Children from primary and secondary schools around the city and in regional WA are being recruited for the first study internationally to assess the impact of screen-based technologies on their mental health over an extended period.

Award Winning Start

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Professor Peter Merrotsy who recently joined the Faculty of Education has got off to a winning start. On the 29th of May Peter was presented with a Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) Aspire Professional Development Award worth $5,000 at the Aspire Awards Breakfast.

Year 4 students in their Unicef tent classroom

Books for Bhutan

Monday, 3 June 2013

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy, Dean of the Faculty of Education, is encouraging staff and students to donate children's books to Bjemina Community Primary School in Bhutan.