School of Education

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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Mother-of-seven wins Murdoch student award

May 12th, 2016

Bridget Headley with Braden Hill, manager of the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre

Murdoch University student and mother-of-seven, Bridget Headley, has been honoured at a recent University awards night.

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The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium on Human Rights for Diverse Genders and Sexualities in Education

May 12th, 2016

The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium

On the eve of the International Day against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia, the Honourable Michael Kirby will speak at the ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’ symposium at Murdoch University on Monday 16 May.

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Student teachers gaining practical skills at professional development sessions

March 29th, 2016

Murdoch teaching students are learning classroom management skills

Student teachers at Murdoch University will have the opportunity to learn practical classroom management skills at professional development workshops on campus this week.

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Murdoch scoops international teaching award

January 14th, 2016


Murdoch University’s commitment to excellence in learning and teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom.

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