School of Education

Research reveals print text remain top shelf selection for Aussie teens

November 30th, 2016

News research finds teens prefer reading old fashioned print rather than digital devices.

The joint research from Deakin and Murdoch Universities has shown adolescents prefer old fashioned print when reading for pleasure.

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Desert school welcomes Murdoch’s pre-service teachers

November 29th, 2016

Burringurrah School welcomes Murdoch Uni pre-service teachers

A group of Murdoch University’s pre-service teachers were invited to spend two weeks working at Burringurrah Remote Community School.

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Virtual reality hits the classroom in an Australian first

November 21st, 2016

Murdoch Uni has hosted Australia

In an Australian first, Murdoch University has hosted a pilot trial of TeachLivE, a virtual reality environment for pre-service teachers.

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Canada next frontier for Murdoch’s School of Education

October 28th, 2016

Dr Susan Ledger (centre) with education students from the University of Calgary.

An international exchange program is opening up new opportunities in the northern hemisphere for Murdoch University’s teaching cohort and education researchers, enhancing the University’s domestic and international reputation.

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Opinion: Yes some Australian private schools are overfunded – here’s why

October 5th, 2016

Associate Professor Laura Perry

In a co-authored piece for The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry from Murdoch’s School of Education, examines Education Minister Simon Birmingham's recent claim that some private schools are 'overfunded'.

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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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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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Phuket no holiday for Murdoch pre-service teachers

August 8th, 2016

The British International School in Phuket welcomed Murdoch

New Colombo mobility grants have enabled a group of Murdoch's pre-service teachers to spend two weeks working in the British International School and the Phuket International Academy, two schools which are renowned for teaching physical education and health.

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Murdoch students amongst AFL elite

July 28th, 2016

Chelsea Randall (right) was one of two Murdoch students selected as marque players. Picture: Twitter/ @randall_chelsea

Two Murdoch students involved in the University’s Elite Athlete Program have been selected as inaugural marquee players in the new AFL national women’s league.

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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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