Visiting scholar Matt Switzer (University of Missouri) captivated the packed house of mathematics educators at UWA’s Graduate School of Education when he presented his research into early learning difficulties experienced by school students. He shared video clips of 6 and 7 year old students struggling with concepts of magnitude, order and representation. His research indicated to teachers in the audience the foundational importance of deep understanding of place value in children’s numeracy development.
The Professional staff at the Graduate School of Education, organised by Anita Creasey, prepared a sumptuous morning tea on Thursday April 14 to raise funds for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal 2011.
This morning tea was widely supported by Graduate School of Education and Centre for English Language Teaching staff and students.
The morning tea was a gold coin donation event and in one hour raised $231.00 for the much needed Red Cross work across the Pacific.
9 February 2011: Clean Up Australia is on the hunt for the greenest teachers across Australia, with nominations opening on 8 February for the 2011 Clean Up Australia Green Teacher Award.
“Teaching our children about sustainability is the smartest thing we can do,” said Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman of Clean Up Australia. “The Green Teacher Award is an opportunity to recognise the fantastic teachers who are educating future generations about how our actions affect the planet and the importance of looking after the environment.”
Responding to national and international trends in quality teaching, the Graduate School of Education has introduced the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching to assist tertiary educators working in higher education
The University of Western Australia was a founding partner in the WA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2010. The event was an inspiring and moving
celebration of the contribution social workers make to our community; whether it
be through their work with individuals, families, communities or systemically in
policy, education and organisations.
Kate Calvert is a student in the Graduate Diploma of
Education (Secondary) program. She shares her perspectives on the one week rural field
trip in August and her five week practicum experience in third term 2010.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants scheme “recognises the importance of fundamental research to the national innovation system. The national innovation system includes the people (for example, in government, higher education and business), processes and relationships involved in 'new' knowledge in a knowledge-based economy,” according to the ARC website.
On Tuesday September 14 Senior counsellors from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia, India and South Africa visited the Graduate School of Education as part of the International Centre 2010 annual Agent Familiarisation Workshop.
Thinking Science Australia, the two year program of professional development for teachers implementing the cognitive acceleration (CASE) program in Western Australian (WA) schools, has launched a new internet site to keep in contact with WA teachers involved in the program.
Six staff from The University of Western Australia have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to student learning in today’s Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) awards.
They are: Winthrop Professor Lesley Vidovich of UWA’s Graduate School of Education: for motivating and inspiring students. Professor Vidovich is particularly interested in social justice and in education in countries across Asia, Europe and Africa as well as Australia.