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.
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.
The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
For Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum, an education expert at The University of Western Australia, the ability to ‘attend' a digital technologies conference in the UK last week from his office in UWA's Graduate School of Education epitomises all that is good about e-learning.
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.