UWA’s Year of Mathematics - Matt Switzer Presentation

Friday, 6 May 2011

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.

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) a Winner

Monday, 25 April 2011

The University of Western Australia’s new Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) program aims to weave theory and practice to develop effective and innovative teachers.

Within days of commencing their Master of Teaching program, students were visiting UWA’s Child Study Centre Preschool on a weekly basis in a unit examining development, teaching and learning theories.

Making the Links Report released - Integrating Spelling, Vocabulary, Knowledge and Comprehension across the Curriculum

Monday, 18 April 2011

In 2010 the Catholic Education Office of WA (CEOWA) commissioned Associate Professor Valerie Faulkner and Associate Professor Grace Oakley  to undertake a detailed study that explored supporting student improvement in spelling, word knowledge and reading comprehension.

Faculty staff contribute to the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal 2011

Thursday, 14 April 2011

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.

A New Professional Development Partnership in Hong Kong

Monday, 28 February 2011

The University of Western Australia, through the Graduate School of Education (GSE), and Hong Kong Baptist University, through its Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote academic and cultural interchange between the two universities. 

UWA graduate wins Department of Education 2010 WA Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

Friday, 18 February 2011

Luke Chapman has been awarded one of the six inaugural WA Beginning Teacher of the Year Awards by the Department of Education for 2010. 

Luke Chapman graduated from the Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia in 2007 with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary).

On graduating  he took up a position teaching Science at Hampton Senior High School,  a predictable decision given his enduring passion for Science and support of the public education system.

Are you the Greenest Teacher in Australia? Clean Up Australia wants your nominations for the 2011 Green Teacher Award

Monday, 14 February 2011

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.”

New course designed for academics who want to upgrade their teaching tools

Sunday, 30 January 2011

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

Winthrop Professor Tom O’Donoghue with ASSA Fellow, Professor Barry McGaw AO

Winthrop Professor welcomed into the esteemed Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Friday, 3 December 2010

Winthrop Professor Tom O’Donoghue from the Graduate School of Education was welcomed as a fellow into the esteemed Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in November 2010.  

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) Launch

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Minister for Education and Tourism, the Hon Dr Elizabeth Constable launched the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) at the University Club of WA on Tuesday October 26.  

Dr Constable shared her insights on the value of a high quality early childhood teacher education course that will provide the best outcomes for children.  

Glenda Kickett, 2010 WA Social Worker of the Year with Helen Wildy

UWA graduate wins Social Worker of the Year Award

Thursday, 11 November 2010

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.

GSE students near Mount Magnet

GSE graduates discover the rural and remote

Thursday, 11 November 2010

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.

Faculty of Education staff secure $422399 of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants.

Tuesday, 2 November 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.

International delegation vist Graduate School of Education

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

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.

18 delegates from Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok visit the Graduate School of Education

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

On Friday September 10, Associate Professor Aurapan Pornsima, Dean of Education,  Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok visited the Graduate School of Education with 18 Faculty colleagues.

This visit focused on the organization of the teacher education program and the allocation of resources for the various post graduate teacher education courses offered at UWA.

Thinking Science Australia launches internet site

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

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.

Education Professor one of six great teachers keeping UWA on track

Thursday, 8 July 2010

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.