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. 

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. 

Professor Philip Mead

UWA takes Australian literature to the world with its latest free online course offering

Monday, 23 February 2015

Literature lovers around the world will be able to take advantage of a resurgence of interest in Australian literature thanks to The University of Western Australia's newest online course.

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.

Professor Vaille Dawson During a research Trip to Java

Faculty excels in research funding

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Researchers at the UWA Faculty of Education lead a number of large research projects, including two initiatives granted extremely competitive federal funding this year.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

New Master of Strategic Communication seeks ambitious professionals

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

New in 2015, The University of Western Australia's Master of Strategic Communication offers work placements, an international emphasis, and the ability to graduate in 12 months, all designed to meet the needs of driven communication professionals.

Student reading with teaching pointing to a phrase in the book

UWA Education Research to Improve NAPLAN

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Researchers at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Australia are working on a research project that seeks to improve the Writing performance assessment component of the National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The project, led by Associate Professor Stephen Humphry and Professor David Andrich, also aims more generally to improve assessments in areas that have traditionally been difficult to assess, such as The Arts, so that educators can more accurately compare students’ achievements in primary and secondary schooling.

Kriti Sharma, Tithi Kulkarni and Dominic Wu (5th Year medical student at UWA)

Camp to help leavers make the ‘big decision’

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.  

Prize winners standing on stage with their awards

2014 Faculty of Education Prizes

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Twenty-one people were recognised for their achievements at the Faculty’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!

Prizes 

Rebecca Halse in the classroom

Success for graduate teacher

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A high-achieving UWA graduate was named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards. Rebecca Halse has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education from UWA, and works as a Secondary Ancient and Modern History Teacher at Shenton College. 

Professor Russell Waugh sitting at his desk

Positive relationships at the heart of transnational research

Monday, 16 June 2014

Over the past ten years Professor Russell Waugh has supervised 16 Doctor of Education students from Hong Kong and Singapore through the Faculty of Education’s transnational program.

Winthrop Professor Lesley Vidovich

Global and local knowledge: learning rather than borrowing

Friday, 13 June 2014

Winthrop Professor Lesley Vidovich is an international expert on education policy, having authored over 150 research papers in the field. In addition to her research activity, Lesley teaches across all course levels at the Faculty of Education, from the popular undergraduate broadening unit “Education for a Global Knowledge Society” to Masters and Doctoral units. Lesley has also supervised over 40 postgraduate students to successful thesis completion, and she has won a series of Teaching and Supervision Awards at UWA.