Teaching and Learning

Murdoch alumnus becomes Australia’s youngest High Court Judge

November 30th, 2016

Justice James Edelman pic

Murdoch alumnus James Edelman has been appointed to the High Court of Australia.

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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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Real world learning informs students’ bushland conservation project

November 24th, 2016

Greg Simpson (left) with Nick Cook at one of the revegetation sites

Murdoch ecology students have gained invaluable experience and boosted conservation by contributing to a bushland restoration project at Lake Claremont.

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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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Banksia winner ‘never gave up’ on marine dream

November 18th, 2016

Professor Neil Loneragan with Claire Greenwell

High achieving Murdoch University student Claire Greenwell will be pursuing her marine research ambitions after winning this year’s Banksia Association Honours Scholarship, valued at $10,000.

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Feeding sharks just part of a day's work for marine science student

November 14th, 2016

Marine Science student Colby Bignell is volunteering at the Shark African Shark Conservancy

Third year marine science student Colby Bignell is volunteering for six months at the South African Shark Conservancy in Hermanus.

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Students gather for Common Purpose

November 13th, 2016

Prof Andrew Taggart congratulated the successful students heading on the Common Purpose course in Singapore.

Australian and Singaporean university students will learn from each other during the Common Purpose Study Abroad program hosted by Murdoch University in December.

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Program opens minds to university study

November 11th, 2016

Murdoch University provides non-ATAR students with new learning opportunities.

An innovative program has opened doors into university for another group of high school students who had never contemplated tertiary study. Around 85 Year 12 students from the Rockingham and Mandurah region recently completed ‘Learning for Tomorrow’ a program run by Murdoch University to help students who are not enrolled in ATAR subjects to contemplate university study.

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Industry engagement for marketing students

November 7th, 2016

Murdoch marketing students with Deanna Howell from The Amanda Young Foundation (l-r: Daneesha Spouse-Nastasi, Deanna, Elizabeth Angi, Jemma Garrett and Daniel Muller)

Murdoch University marketing students gained valuable industry experience recently by producing strategic marketing plans for two not-for-profit organisations.

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Parental discussions boost university aspirations

November 4th, 2016

Yolanda Andrews, Stuart Watson and Sarah Seddon are working to improve aspirations of high school students.

Murdoch University researchers investigated the importance of parental conversations as part of a project to counteract the substantial under-representation of low socio-economic status individuals at Australian universities.

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