Hands-on in Harvey

Monday, 7 May 2012

Laura Wilson is a second year student in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) and will be teaching at Harvey Primary School as an intern. Laura is undertaking a practicum at Harvey Primary School as part of the WA Combined Universities Training Schools project.

Rasch Royalty at UWA

Monday, 7 May 2012


The Faculty of Education continues to be home to one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of social measurement, with research funded by ARC Linkage and Discovery Grants, funding for the Pearson Psychometric Laboratory, high quality research students, and the stream of international visitors including doctoral students from other countries.

Generation Why? Students question the point of science and maths

Monday, 7 May 2012


An unpopular image with perceptions of irrelevancy for everyday life combined with some less than inspiring teaching are causing students to question the purpose of Mathematics and Science in the classroom. A report by Universities Australia, commissioned early in 2012 by Professor Ian Chubb, highlights Australian students’ growing lack of appreciation of the relevance and role of science in their lives and and communities.

UWA investing in School Leaders for the Future

Monday, 7 May 2012

In January 2012 some of Western Australia’s best school teachers enrolled in the new Master of School Leadership degree, offered by UWA’s Faculty of Education. The degree is tailored to nurture leadership talent and provide professional support for aspiring school principals. The course aims to develop participants’ confidence and high levels of skill to lead their own school communities.

UWA library reopens after severe hailstorm damage

Friday, 23 March 2012

Education Minister Elizabeth Constable today reopened The University of Western Australia's Education, Fine Arts and Architecture Library, after it was severely damaged during Perth's freak 2010 hailstorm.

Playing, Imagining, Discovering and Learning – Kindergarten children exploring their places and relationships

Friday, 24 February 2012

Rebekah Garwood, (Master of Teaching, Second Year Student, Early Childhood Education) has won the runner-up prize ($500) in the 2011-12 Oxford Education Innovation Award.

This competition invited pre-service teachers from across the country to creatively fill a space in a classroom, and to emphasise how it can assist young children’s learning.

Rebekah’s project was titled ‘Exploring our World: Through an indoor learning environment.'

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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.