School of Education Research

Opinion: Yes education funding has increased but not everyone benefits

September 16th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

Since the release of the Productivity Commission draft report, there has been an insistent claim that achievement has declined despite spending more. In a collaborative piece in The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry discusses how this claim is misleading and overly simplistic.

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Research to reveal whether reading aloud is key to early literacy

August 24th, 2016

Study investigates the importance of reading aloud to children.

The importance of reading aloud to primary school aged children is the focus of a new study underway at Murdoch University.

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Study finds acclaimed arts organisation ‘underfunded’

August 23rd, 2016

Associate Professor Peter Wright

A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.

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Opinion: Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation

May 25th, 2016

Dr Deborah Netolicky

In an article for The Conversation, education researcher Dr Deborah Netolicky discusses an education reform that would link teacher pay to performance.

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Study to investigate ways to children to keep reading for fun

November 17th, 2015

A major research study at Murdoch University will investigate the reasons why nearly 40 per cent of children stop reading for recreation and identify ways that parents and teachers can help.

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Opinion: The lesson from Canada: why Australia should have fewer selective schools

February 19th, 2015

Dr Laura Perry discusses school selectivity in her article for The Conversation

In her article for The Conversation, Dr Laura Perry explores the premise of school selectivity, arguing that it can be inequitable when there are large differences between schools.

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Harnessing an interest in science through teacher education

November 24th, 2014

A new research project by Murdoch University will aim to improve science literacy in primary school children by improving the way we educate future teachers to teach the subject.

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New study to investigate the early development of self-regulated learning in children

November 19th, 2014

Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternak is investigating how young children develop the skills to self-regulate their learning.

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Study reveals young children's insights into food access and wealth

August 27th, 2014

A new study by Murdoch University education researchers has investigated how young children understand the need for food from a perspective of wealth and poverty.

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Artists join Murdoch for teaching project

May 28th, 2014

Stefan Karlsson

Arts programs for schools are being developed by Murdoch University academics and students in collaboration with six Western Australian artists as part of the national Creative Education Partnerships: Artist-in-Residence Initiative.

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