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.

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.

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. 

Scholarship winner Sasha Claughton

Master of Teaching award winner

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

UWA Albany Centre Master of Teaching student, Sasha Claughton, is the 2013 recipient of the Centenary Trust for Women, Dr June Jones Master's Scholarship in Education.  The scholarship specifically assists women to benefit from educational opportunities at UWA.

Research and Publication Highlights

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Faculty of Education is proud to annouce the following selection of our grants and publications for 2012*;

Grants

Of the 185 ARC linkage grants awarded nationally in 2012, only 10 addressed education. Amongst them was

‘Evaluating and developing music-based strategies   for   teaching   and   learning in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia’

Maintaining and Strengthening Rural Partnerships

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Faculty of Education has a long tradition  of  working  with  rural  schools and supporting developments in rural education. Three recent events are evidence of this continuing support: The Midwest  Rural Education  Field Trip, and new Narembeen and Goldfields trips. The Midwest Rural Education Field trip has provided secondary pre-service teachers with opportunities to experience teaching and living in rural  communities for over 13 years. This year, two primary teachers joined the experience.

Rural Education on the Global Stage

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Mark the 13-15 February 2013 in your diary for attendance at the Third International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education  to  be held  at the University of Western Australia and hosted by the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia  (SPERA)  and UWA. You can register for the event online http://www.education.uwa.edu.au/research/isfire-2013.

Alumni Weekend 2013

Saturday, 20 October 2012

On the weekend  of February 8-10 2013 The University of Western Australia  will be a hive of activity. As a part of the University’s cente- nary year, alumni  from  all around the world are invited to UWA to re- connect and participate  a range of events.

The  Faculty   of  Education   is   hosting a  series  of  short  talks  on  Saturday 9
February at the Fox Lecture Theatre. From 10.30am The Education Minister Hon. Peter Collier will talk about the past and the future of education  in Western Australia.

Clown Doctor Therapy

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Victoria  Valdebenito  Mac  Farlane, a Master of Education (Coursework) student and Clown Doctor, presented a seminar to the Faculty of Education in August.

She  talked   to   staff  and  students about what it is like to be a clown doctor. Originally  from Chile, Victoria started working as a clown doctor in her home country. In  Perth she has divided  her  time  between  studying and volunteering as a clown doctor at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Faculty staff were interested in finding out about the research behind clown therapy.

Mary Oliver: ‘Most Valuable Paper of the Year Award’ by Teaching Science

Saturday, 20 October 2012

My research paper that was judged as ‘Most Valuable Paper of the Year Award’ by Teaching Science reported on a study of Year Ten students’ understanding of evolution.

Rather than ‘teach and test’ we explored whether students were able to apply the principles and mechanisms of evolution to everyday situations. For example: do body builders necessarily have children with more muscles?  How do head lice become resistant to insecticide? 

Year of Reading 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

The new EDFAA library and the Graduate School of Education at UWA joined forces in August to host National Year of Reading 2012 events to celebrate the joy of reading.

Eighteen preservice teachers from the Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Programs volunteered to read a range of stories to children from Hollywood Primary School and Moerlina School.