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. 

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.

Left: Winthrop Prof Tom O’Donoghue, Prof Simon Clarke, Gilbert Karareba

Research to rebuild schools in war-torn countries

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Rebuilding school systems destroyed by years of violent civil war is the focus of new projects by researchers including a Rwandan academic at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Leslie Ernest Le Souef

Sale of family home to benefit UWA students

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A riverside Peppermint Grove property will be auctioned on Saturday as part of a generous bequest to The University of Western Australia.

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*;


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.

Master of Teaching going Regional- Albany Centre in 2013

Friday, 19 October 2012

Have you considered becoming an early childhood teacher or a primary teacher?

That is the question the Faculty of Education is putting to potential students in the State's Southwest.

In 2013 The University of Western Australia's Albany Centre will offer (subject to sufficient  enrolments) a two-year Master of Teaching enabling graduates to qualify as early childhood or primary teachers.

ASPIRE UWA roadshow brings arts to the Pilbara

ASPIRE UWA roadshow brings arts to the Pilbara

Friday, 28 September 2012

Six Pilbara schools will be treated to a celebration of arts through programs presented by touring staff from The University of Western Australia during October.

Senator Evans, Wyndham Deputy Principal James Nunn, Professor Paul Johnson

Thousands more high school students offered key to University

Monday, 3 September 2012

Thousands more WA students will be encouraged to aspire to university education with a doubling in the number of regional and metropolitan high schools taking part in The University of Western Australia's Aspire UWA program.

Thousands more high school students offered key to University

Friday, 31 August 2012

Thousands more WA students will be encouraged to aspire to university education with the addition of 25 more regional and metropolitan high schools taking part in The University of Western Australia's Aspire UWA program.

Shining a light on the new EDFAA Library

Thursday, 17 May 2012

“It is quite extraordinary to think that we are all gathered here this afternoon because of a hail storm... 22nd of March 2010 is one of those occasions when anyone who was in Perth will remember just where they were when it happened. When I look around now it is hard to believe that two years ago it was full of sodden earth and water, and flooded to a depth of 41 cm, completely destroying the interior of the Library.”

– Hon Dr Elizabeth Constable MLA, Minister for Education

Building Strong Beginnings

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Faculty of Education’s Building Strong Beginnings Forum at the UWA Club on Thursday 22 March 2012 brought together 90 participants from the Government, Independent and Catholic sectors in Western Australia. The forum focussed on assessing learning from early childhood through to primary settings. Assessment is always a much discussed topic in education and this forum explored a range of areas such as ‘identifying knowledge

Deluge to delight: the new EDFAA library opens

Monday, 7 May 2012

The newly refurbished EDFAA Library opened on 23 February 2012 – almost two years after the March, 2010 storm which flooded the library and destroyed 15 per cent of the EDFAA collection.

Although the damage and disruption to the library was extensive, Acting Library Manager, Gina Sjepcevich said that,