School of Education

Indigenous educational animation has Murdoch input

April 28th, 2017

A still from Little J and Big Cuz

Australia’s first ever Aboriginal animation series – Little J and Big Cuz – which debuts tonight on NITV, features input from a Murdoch University alumnus, a former student and a member of staff.

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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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Opinion: Are children more likely to read books on paper or screens?

March 10th, 2017

A new study has debunked the popular assumption that children prefer to read on screens, showing that paper books have an important role to play in nurturing early literacy. In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Murdoch University education researcher Dr Margaret Merga discussed the findings of the 2016 Western Australian Study into Children’s Book Reading.

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Murdoch team to ride for youth mental health

March 9th, 2017

Murdoch University’s cycling team is once again embarking on a 700km journey to support Youth Focus, and to build awareness of youth suicide, depression and self-harm in high schools along the way.

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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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