Hundreds of high school students were inspired to pursue a teaching career when they visited the Graduate School of Education booth at UWA Open Day.
Held each year in August, Open Day gives students the opportunity to speak with Education lecturers, students and practitioners about pathways into early childhood teaching, primary teaching or secondary teaching.
Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Professor Helen Wildy, said she was pleased to see so many students interested in becoming education professionals.
“Teachers have the opportunity to impact on children’s lives and influence policy. In these ways teachers play an important role in building a stronger future for our society,” Professor Wildy said.
Information was also available for existing education professionals wishing to undertake postgraduate study, including through the popular Master of Education.
Over the course of the day, visitors submitted entries to the Graduate School of Education’s Open Day competition, showcasing their favourite teachers. Our favourite entries from the day include:
She taught well, but also inspired us to be creative and take chances.
He was the best Human Bio teacher ever! He provided the greatest and easiest-to-understand notes on the subject and told us the funniest (and cringy) jokes/puns that involved the human body so that we could remember it for future tests.
She gave me the confidence to believe in myself.
She is the kindest and most funniest [sic.] teacher on the PLANET. Also she has her masters and is very, very smart.
I have always found English quite difficult and she helped me to understand concepts and get 70% in the class for the first time ever. Without her as a teacher I would still be struggling with English.
She is so passionate about politics and current events and is so helpful. Probably one of the main reasons I’m planning on studying Law and Society and Political Science and International Relations. She’s like my second mum and I always go to her whenever I have good news!
Further information about UWA’s Education courses can be found here.
Verity Chia (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education) (+61 8) 6488 1346