The Faculty of Education has been recognised as The University of Western Australia’s highest achiever in teaching and learning for 2010 by winning the Distinguished Teaching and Learning Award for Schools.
This award is open to all Schools at UWA and it is judged according to criteria, which include rigorous and consistently applied teaching and learning priorities, and evidence of interaction between teaching and research.
2011 Faculty of Education Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Tuesday June 14 at
the University Club of Western Australia. This ceremony provided the
opportunity for students, their families, staff and interested education
colleagues to celebrate the high caliber of our graduating
Stephen, a 2010 graduate from the Master of Teaching
a very lively description of student teacher life at UWA and the joys of being
an art specialist at Parkwood primary school.
Professor Jacqui Ramagge from Wollongong University gave a stimulating talk on 26 May 2011 addressing the questions "Are Maths and English really so different? and "Is Mathematics a foreign language."
Professor Ramagge identified how Mathematics and English have long been identified as the core of a basic
education and the key to life-long success and yet many people, particularly
early-childhood and primary teachers, are much more comfortable with language
than they are with Mathematics.
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.