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. 

Assistant Professor Gerardine Neylon at her desk

Introducing Ger

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dr Gerardine Neylon has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in Early Childhood in the Faculty of Education. Ger hails from Ireland and completed her PhD at the University of Limerick. She is an expert in early childhood policy and pedagogy, with a special interest in the continued professional development of child care workers and the development of services for children aged 0 to 5 years. Her experience will guide the Faculty’s development of Early Childhood education and care to meet the ACECQA national standards for initial teacher education.

Sally Sandover, Wayne McGowan and Lee Partridge with their award

Rewarding the pathway to research

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A UWA program that helps undergraduate students conduct world-class research and even present at international conferences has won a prestigious award. The Faculty of Education’s Dr Wayne McGowan, together with Professor Sally Sandover and Associate Professor Lee Partridge, led the Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Research Internship Scheme (ULTRIS) and were presented with an Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. 

Education Graduates at Prize Giving Ceremony

The state’s most employable graduates

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Faculty of Education has been ranked 33rd in the world and 7th in Australia according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. The result recognises the commitment the Faculty’s staff and students have for high-quality education, and the Faculty’s good reputation not just in Australia but also internationally.  Indeed, what is likely to be of great interest to current and prospective students alike is the Faculty’s high ‘employer reputation’.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

Queen's Birthday Honours for UWA graduates and staff

Monday, 9 June 2014

Fourteen graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia have been honoured by their inclusion on the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy

UWA launches its Education Futures Vision

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The University of Western Australia has launched an ambitious new vision for the future of teaching and learning across its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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.