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Revolution in the Classroom - ABC's Four Corners Program

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The ABC Four Corners Program on February 6, 2012 visited three Australian schools to discuss the issues around quality teaching and its impact on student outcomes.  The program can be found at ABC iview and at 4corners.

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy

Back to school for WA's top teachers

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The first group of WA school teachers has signed up for the challenge of becoming leading State school principals through The University of Western Australia's new Master's Degree of School Leadership.

Re-opening of the EDFAA Library Thursday 16 February 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

The EDFAA Library will re-open at the Nedlands campus on Thursday 16 February 2012.

As the collection is moved from the Reid Library back to the Nedlands campus parts of the collection will be inaccessible.

A Tale of Two Theses

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Coincidentally, the two Graduate School of Education post graduate studies featured in the November edition of Education Review complement each other in intriguing ways.

Palmyra Primary School Partnership

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Faculty of Education through the Master of Teaching courses is developing a number of sustainable, authentic and quality partnerships with schools across Western Australia.

CTW Dr June Jones Masters Scholarship in Education

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A new scholarship to support women who wish to undertake a Master of Teaching degree but who are experiencing financial hardship has been established by the Beshar Family in honour of Dr June Jones, one of Western Australia’s most respected educators.

The scholarship is called the CTW Dr June Jones Masters Scholarship in Education.

Prestigious ARC Linkage Grant won by Dr Christine Howitt

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

This ARC Linkage Grant, with partners Scitech and Rio Tinto, focuses on understanding and improving parents' and young children's interest and engagement in science through the implementation of Scitech's newly developed Early Childhood Outreach program delivered to playgroups.

Bold Park School Partnership – August 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011


For three weeks in August, 14 students from the Graduate School of Education were part of the Bold Park community.

iPad iNnovation

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The new Australian curriculum places increased emphasis on IT integration across all learning areas.

To help ensure our graduates are at the forefront of their profession, we provided students enrolled in the 2011 intake of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) and Master of Teaching (Primary) with their own iPad to use.

Teaching Teachers for the Future

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project, coordinated by Associate Professor Mark Pegrum and Associate Professor Grace Oakley, is now in its fifth month at UWA’s Faculty of Education where accelerated progress in Information Technology integration and skill acquisition has been acknowledged.

As part of the TTF program, Mr Adam Marchant was seconded to the Faculty of Education to monitor progress and support staff and students.

Currently, the TTF project focuses on:

June 23 2011 - Graduate School of Education Alumni Cocktail Party

Saturday, 29 October 2011


On June 23, the Graduate School of Education hosted its first ever alumni cocktail party at ‘The Boat Shed’ on Matilda Bay.

The party was hosted by Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy, Dean of Education, and was attended by the Vice Chancellor, Winthrop Professor Alan Robson CitWA along with staff and 60 recent graduates of the GSE.

The theme for the party was “Celebrating Teachers” and this theme was amply underscored by a speech given by 2010 Beginning Teacher of the Year recipient and UWA Ambassador, Luke Chapman (photo).

 

Master of Teaching degrees build professional confidence

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Faculty of Education introduced its two-year Master of Teaching degrees knowing that professional confi dence is a direct result of investment in pre-service teacher education.

EDFAA Library renovation work causes change of venue for classes for Education students for 17-20 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

EDFAA program of work for week beginning 17 October 2011.

To ensure timely completion of the EDFAA Library renovation, two noisy activities will be undertaken simultaneously on Monday 17, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October 2011:

UWA to help best teachers become leading State school principals

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

WA's best school teachers will gain an opportunity to become leading State School principals through a new Masters Degree of School Leadership being offered by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Geoff Meyer

Projects to further teaching and learning

Friday, 2 September 2011

Projects involving six researchers form The University of Western Australia have been successful in receiving support from the Australian and Learning Teaching Council's final round of funding.

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy

National school assessment centre launched at UWA

Friday, 12 August 2011

A new centre based at The University of Western Australia will ensure that Western Australia continues to develop its reputation as a national leader in school student assessment.

Lasting leadership

Monday, 1 August 2011

Professor Simon Clarke is coordinating the Graduate Diploma of Educational Leadership designed to be attuned to the changing world of school leaders.

The Muriel Horsfall Bequest

Monday, 1 August 2011

Muriel Horsfall, a passionate mathematics educator, has left a bequest of $650,000 to The University of Western Australia.

This bequest will seed the establishment of a Chair in Mathematics Education at UWA and the university aims to raise another 2.5 million dollars in 2011, UWA’s Year of Mathematics, to create the chair in perpetuity.

Muriel taught Mathematics in Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and England. She retired in 1955 to Tasmania where she remained until her death in 2009, aged 102.

Literacy learning in early childhood classrooms

Monday, 1 August 2011

Associate Professor Grace Oakley was the key speaker at a professional development evening with Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA) colleagues to present the major themes from her recent publication, Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education (2010).

The iPad Generation

Monday, 1 August 2011

Master of Teaching students and staff are researching the use of Apple iPads for teaching a range of skills and understandings across the curriculum.

There is a particular focus on how the Apple iPads can be used to teach English, Mathematics, Science and History.

The Australian Curriculum documents the need for K-12 students to be taught how to use Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for a range of purposes.