School of Education

Chinese placement a bonus for trainee teachers

November 3rd, 2017

Murdoch University education students have completed a teaching placement in China, in a unique partnership helping to train the next generation of Western Australian teachers.

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Virtual classroom to revolutionise teacher training

October 27th, 2017

Pre-service teachers trained at Murdoch University will be among the best prepared in the nation after the launch of a new virtual reality classroom tool. Launched earlier this week, the SimLab™ technology is a mixed reality learning environment, with classroom pupils being represented by avatars that respond in real time to a teacher’s direction or instructions.

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Murdoch’s innovative student learning showcased

September 21st, 2017

Learning and teaching initiatives developed at Murdoch University have been highlighted as some of Australia best practice in developing student and graduate success.

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Cricket chief bowled over at Murdoch

September 15th, 2017

Murdoch University played host when Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland trained with the state’s top cricketers with disabilities.

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Teacher resilience better for the classroom

September 13th, 2017

Murdoch University has developed a program to boost teacher resilience that is linked to efforts to retain quality teachers in the classroom.

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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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Murdoch to broaden Indo-Pacific experiences for students

August 25th, 2017

Murdoch University was today awarded $310,200 in new funding from the Australian Government to enable 94 students to participate in nine mobility projects across the Indo-Pacific in 2018.

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Play strategy needed to protect children's right to play

August 22nd, 2017

Western Australia urgently needs to develop a Statewide WA play strategy to safeguard young children’s right to play, according to Director of Early Childhood Education at Murdoch University Dr Sandra Hesterman.

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Leading sport associations improving student employability

August 16th, 2017

Coaching skills: Murdoch University students are improving their employability with the help of sporting associations

Murdoch University students are linking with high profile sporting associations to broaden their employability and to support grassroots sport development.

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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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