Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Ellenbrook Primary School Year 1 Class Winners of UWA Open Day Competition

UWA Open Day Competition Winners

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

What would our world be like without teachers?  This was the question the Faculty of Education at UWA put forward to Western Australian school students as part of this year's UWA Open Day. 

Primary and secondary schools were invited to contemplate and discuss the idea with their students and to reflect on the important work teachers undertake everyday in the classroom.

UWA Researchers in new partnerships to ensure no child gets left behind

UWA Researchers in new partnerships to ensure no child gets left behind

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Researchers will track the progress of 12,000 children from birth to age five to identify what services are valuable to families to support the health and wellbeing, education and care of their children.

Teaching physics

Research paper recognised by ASTA

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Faculty of Education  Professor of Science Education, Vaille Dawson and Faculty Centenary Ambassador Dr Simon Moore’s research paper titled “Probing Year 11 physics students’ understanding of gravitation” has been recognised by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) at CONASTA the annual National Science Education Conference of ASTA held in Brisbane (3-6 July).

What would the world be like without teachers? 2016 Open Day Competition

2016 Open Day Competitions

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

To celebrate its Centenary, The Faculty of Education is hosting two competitions as part of UWA Open Day. In recognition of teachers and the work they do we are asking primary and secondary schools in Western Australia to tell us what they think the world would be like without teachers. 

Children are not rockets

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that positioned language development so firmly as an outcome of maternal input.

Professor David Andrich receiving the Benjamin Drake Wright Senior Scholar Award

Professor David Andrich receives Benjamin Drake Wright Senior Scholar Award

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Professor Professor David Andrich, who holds the Chapple Chair in the Graduate School of Education, was awarded the Benjamin Drake Wright Senior Scholar Award by the Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association, taking home $1000US and a plaque.

Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum

Be a voice behind the annual Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Faculty of Education invites HDR education students from all Western Australian tertiary institutions to participate in the annual Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum.  We are seeking students who would like to be a committee member and help drive the forum.

The  event provides a unique avenue for postgraduate students to present their education-related research and to share their ideas and research with other students in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Virtually Impossible Research

Virtually impossible in top 1% read scholarly publications

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Professor Stephen Houghton’s research paper titled “Virtually Impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use” has been recorded in the top 1% of over 5 million scholarly publications according to Altmetric.

The Altmetric Explorer for Publishers enables users to browse and report on all attention data for every piece of scholarly content Altmetric has found attention for online.


UWA offers early guaranteed engineering places to top students

Thursday, 23 June 2016

For the first time, The University of Western Australia will allow Year 12 students to apply – six months earlier than usual – for a guaranteed place in engineering, based on an ATAR score predicted by their school.

Susan Penter Master of Teaching Graduate and Award Recipient

Celebrating Strengths in this Centenary Year - Prize Giving

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Wintry conditions didn’t deter over 130 students, family, friends and supporters from attending the Faculty of Education’s annual Prize Giving Ceremony held at the University Club on 7 June 2016 to celebrate the achievements of UWA education students.

In the Faculty’s Centenary year, 23 scholarships and 20 prizes were awarded to students in recognition of their work, dedication and contribution to the education sector.

Pre service teacher Samuel Marsh on practicum at Scotch Colllege

Samuel Marsh Reflects on his practicum at Scotch College

Thursday, 28 April 2016

 "I think that we have an obligation to make our profession as strong and well-regarded as possible within the wider community and the two best ways to do that are through our own performance and through guiding those who are new to or just starting out in the profession." – James Hindle

Maths whiteboard

WA's universities to offer bonus points for ATAR maths courses

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Students in WA can choose from three ATAR maths subjects ranging in difficulty from Mathematics Applications (easiest), to Mathematics Methods (intermediate) and Mathematics Specialist (highest level).

Year 12 Indigenous students

Indigenous Year 12 students get leading edge at UWA

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

More than 30 Indigenous Year 12 students from across WA are attending a leadership seminar at The University of Western Australia this week, which aims to encourage them to aspire to a tertiary education and learn about the opportunities available at UWA.

International Education

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Andy Homden has spent most of his professional life working in international schools around the world. Here he reflects on the rapid growth of international K-12 education and the influence UWA has had on his work.

Applications for Round 2 2016 Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships now open

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships are awarded to the best domestic and international students to undertake high quality research and enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university. In October 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest made what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The donation included $50 million for the establishment of the Forrest Research Foundation to fund PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships across all five WA universities.

Dawn Freshwater at International Women's Day

UWA celebrates International Women's Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The University of Western Australia is proud to celebrate International Women's Day, which acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winners

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Faculty had an overwhelming response to the many scholarships on offer this year.  Congratulations to the following recipients of the scholarships awarded so far.

Dr Val Faulkner talks about her career in Education and teaching

Dr Val Faulkner retires

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tell us about your career in Education and when you began your work with UWA.
I spent 1974 to 1998 teaching in schools in Western Australia.  I worked in both country and city schools, including schools of great challenge.  I taught all year levels with my final years at Winthrop Primary School.  I have worked in five universities since moving away from school teaching – Murdoch, University of Canberra, Australian Catholic University, Edith Cowan and UWA. I began at UWA in August 2009; the second semester of the Master of Teaching (Primary).  

Children's literacy from an early age is critical

Getting it right from the start

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Children’s literacy from an early age is critical to their development. Research undertaken by the Telethon Kids Institute discovered the frequency with which joint attention and adult child book reading occurs has an effect on vocabulary levels particularly by the time of school entry.