School of Education

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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Discover your future at Murdoch Open Day

July 17th, 2017

Visitors to Open Day on Sunday 30 July will be encouraged to interact with more than 250 activities showcasing Murdoch University’s diverse range of courses, facilities and opportunities. Course ‘hotspots’ will give prospective students and their families the chance to sample university learning, discover future careers and meet current staff and students. Among the many highlights will be an education degree hotspot that showcases the classroom of the future.

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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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