Marina Pitts, of the Graduate School of Education, has been selected as one of two, Western Australian science teacher representatives to visit Japan thanks to the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Australia Japan Foundation.
The 2010 Graduate School of Education, Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Tuesday May 18 at the University Club of Western Australia.
The Prize Giving Ceremony provided the opportunity for students and staff of the Faculty of Education, and interested members of the University and wider community, to meet and celebrate the achievements of our students.
One school of thought says internet-enhanced learning is the best thing since Socrates. Another says today’s students are so obsessed with virtual friends, virtual networks and virtual worlds that they have no idea who Socrates is. Some, according to Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum of UWA’s Graduate School of Education, say it doesn’t matter anyway, because they can Google him. Ah, say others, but how can they judge the value of the information that turns up in the popularity contest that is the world wide web?
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) have recently announced that they will fund an innovative project entitled ‘Professional staff as leaders in enhancing student engagement: building capacity in emerging technologies through cascade and viral leadership’.
Eight members of The University of Western Australia have been lauded for their outstanding work by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Winthrop Professors Stephen Houghton and Tom O'Donoghue, both from the Faculty of Education were amongst the winners.