Join educators from other WA universities at the next Teaching and Learning Forum

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF) continues a 27 year tradition of bringing together educators from across the higher education sector to discuss, share, and develop ideas on current challenges, trends and good practice.

The TLF provides a supportive space for people to explore and disseminate their scholarship of learning and teaching; welcoming everyone from early career academics to experienced researchers.

Welcome to the final edition of Education Quarterly for 2018

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

It has been an exciting year in Education as we have worked towards defining Vision 2030, and laying the foundations for the Education Strategy to 2025. I thank everyone that has contributed ideas to these processes, which are stronger as a result. From the feedback I have received, there is a growing consensus that the direction is truly exciting and opens up opportunities for our students and staff and positions UWA even better as one of the world’s foremost research-intensive Universities.

The Higher Education Academy and its Fellowship

Monday, 12 November 2018

The Higher Education Academy (HEA), which is part of Advance HE, is an independent, non-profit organisation committed to world-class teaching in higher education. It champions teaching and learning within the tertiary sector globally, and aims to improve learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education. Outside the UK, there are 4047 HEA Fellows around the globe, with 1658 Fellows (41 per cent of non-UK fellows) working in Australian universities.

At the Nexus of the Individual and Society

Monday, 12 November 2018

About the FABLE Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The FABLE Teaching Fellowship Scheme provides PhD students with the opportunity to undergo teaching and learning professional development while employed on a casual teaching contract. Its aims are to:

Fit for Study program recognised for excellence

Monday, 12 November 2018

Fit for Study (FFS) recognises that positive student engagement in academic study requires a certain level of physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing, and that individuals can be positively influenced by the extent to which the University offers an enriched, supportive learning environment.

Teaching how to teach mathematics

Monday, 12 November 2018

Professor Peter Merrotsy from the Graduate School of Education is known for bringing quirky yet historically and culturally relevant objects to class.

UWA Teaching Excellence Conference and Showcase

Monday, 12 November 2018

UWA’s inaugural Teaching Excellence Conference and Showcase was a resounding success, with more than 180 staff, guest speakers and invited local school representatives participating in two days of professional development, networking and celebration.

The Flipped Classroom position paper and Learning and Teaching grants

Monday, 12 November 2018

UWA’s approach to learning and teaching places an emphasis on enhancing the student learning experience. In support of this process, a series of position papers will be delivered as part of the strategy development process and the ongoing need for continuous professional development and improving learning and teaching pedagogy.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Welcome to the second edition of Education Quarterly

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

I want to take this opportunity to again thank those teams and individuals who submitted high quality responses to the Education and Student Experience Green Paper, and those who took part in the many consultations that happened around our Crawley and Albany campuses. A key and consistent theme emerging from these consultations is the important role of the University in assisting graduates to develop the qualifications, skills and knowledge they will require for a multi-career life. One aspect of developing career ready graduates is embedding quality Work Integrated Learning exper

Work experience practicum with Rio Tinto

Monday, 3 September 2018

Wicked Problems: An experiential learning journey

Monday, 3 September 2018

Around the world, there is increasing recognition that certain problems – such as social disadvantage or climate change – are complex or ‘wicked’ (a term originally used by urban planners H.W.J. Rittel and M.M. Webber).

Work Integrated Learning at the School of Design

Monday, 3 September 2018

Admittedly Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a necessity throughout professional master’s (coursework) degrees, though increasing student numbers mean the methods of employing WIL are changing.

The road to winning the UWA IQ Student Start-up of the Year Award

Monday, 3 September 2018

Conor McLaughlin is a third-year student, majoring in Economics and Management. In addition to managing Futuristic Skills, Conor runs an online interview series called Agents of Change through which he shares insights from successful entrepreneurs and changemakers in the community.

Engineering then and now

Monday, 3 September 2018

The recent summit on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at UWA prompted me to reflect on progress in WIL in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering at the University.

Universities Australia Work Integrated Learning audit

Monday, 3 September 2018

Universities Australia is running a project to develop a national baseline for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities across the university sector, underpinned by a drive to strengthen collaborations between industry and universities, and to create innovative partnerships that support work-ready graduates.

Key findings from the Work Integrated Learning Summit

Monday, 3 September 2018

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Summit held on 8 June aimed to guide and refine UWA’s approach to WIL by engaging staff from across the University. The Summit focused on the academic application of WIL and sought ideas and feedback from participants on how to incorporate WIL experiences into courses, majors and units to ensure all students experience WIL during their study at UWA.

Save the dates for the upcoming unit design workshops

Monday, 3 September 2018

Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, the one-day workshops are a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

UWA improves ranking among world's best universities

Thursday, 7 June 2018

The University of Western Australia has climbed two places in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, rising to 91. The University has improved seven places over the past three years.

Welcome to the first edition of the Education Quarterly

Thursday, 26 April 2018

I am pleased to share this first issue with you, and I look forward to the opportunities for scholarly discussion that Education Quarterly will present into the future.  Education Quarterly will be sent to your inbox four times per year, and will provide a forum for discussion and debate, celebration of success, and the sharing of professional practice.