School of Education Research

Researcher leaves the laboratory to teach next generation of scientists

April 19th, 2018

An experienced cancer researcher will be using his passion for biology to inspire the next generation of scientists after swapping the research laboratory for the classroom.

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New hope for remote and rural education

April 17th, 2018

Dr Susan Ledger, Associate Dean at Murdoch University in the School of Education and Vice President of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia was pleased to see rural education in the public forum and hopes it results in action rather than more reports.

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Developing girls’ interest in STEM subjects at Mondays@Murdoch

March 23rd, 2018

Results published by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) that measures student performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy, show that both female and male 15-year old students achieve similar results in science literacy. This doesn’t, however, translate into the girls’ continued participation of these subjects in senior secondary school, nor enrolments in science, […]

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High school leavers need more support with transition to workforce: Murdoch Professors

March 8th, 2018

Murdoch University School of Education researchers have co-authored a book, which they hope will help to improve school-to-work transitions for young people.

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Reading with older children boosts literacy

August 28th, 2017

Children’s literacy expert Dr Margaret Merga from Murdoch University surveyed 997 students in Years 4 to 6 at 24 schools in Western Australia and found almost 60 per cent of parents had stopped reading aloud to their children.

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Later literacy success hinges on early handwriting lessons

July 31st, 2017

A new study has shown the far-reaching implications of handwriting skills in early childhood. In an Australian first, Murdoch University researchers examined the handwriting abilities of children prior to starting Year 1.

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Murdoch University to investigate value of teaching on Country

April 19th, 2017

Murdoch University is investigating how teaching on Country could become an important part of school for Aboriginal children in remote areas.

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WA school principals’ leadership and wellbeing enhanced

March 20th, 2017

Western Australian school principals have described the personal impact of a Mindful Leaders Program as “profound”, which could have positive outcomes on their interactions with staff, students and parents.

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Opinion: Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia – we can’t just carry on the same

March 16th, 2017

Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch University’s School of Education, tackles the issue of educational disadvantage in Australia in an opinion piece for The Conversation.

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Murdoch to focus science futures for women

December 19th, 2016

Murdoch is inspiring young women to study science.

Inspiring young women to keep up their studies in science will be a major focus for Murdoch University,hosting a series of events to help demonstrate the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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