Discover your future at Murdoch Open Day

July 17, 2017

Murdoch will demonstrate its virtual reality teaching tool in its classroom of the future on Open Day.

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.

Visitors will have the chance to see how teachers use technology in schools and tinker with some of the latest gadgets helping primary and secondary school children to learn.

School of Education Associate Dean Dr Sue Ledger, said Murdoch’s future education graduates would be working with classroom innovations and tech savvy pupils in their future careers.

“The National Information and Communications Technology curriculum will be introduced in all Western Australian Schools in 2018, so it important for our students to be across the innovations,” she said.

Continuing the tech theme, the School of Education will also be demonstrating its TeachLivE simulated classroom, which uses avatars and virtual classrooms to help future teachers develop the skills necessary for teaching.

Murdoch is the only university in Australia to offer TeachLivE to its students.

Other hotspot highlights will include:

  • Learn how to set up a live radio segment in our radio studios (all day activity).
  • Put your negotiation skills to the test and play the Murdoch Deal or No Deal. The winner will take home a Go Pro (from 1.30pm in the Learning Link).
  • The spectacular Chemistry Extravaganza Show where visitors will be entertained with a fun and explosive (but safe) science show (At 10.30am and 1.30pm in ECL1).
  • Feel the pulse and listen to the heart and lung sounds of our high tech mannequins in our Nursing Simulation Suites (all day).
  • Find out how you can see the world while studying for a law degree at Murdoch (all day).
  • Have a go at bowling in an inflatable cricket net and learn whether you are as fit as a Tour de France cyclist (all day).
  • Jump on board our buses to experience our onsite farm and wetlands. Tour these areas to see where our students experience real-world learning (times vary).

A series of presentations in the Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre and ECL1 will inform students and their families about a number of important topics, including how to apply, alternative pathways into Murdoch and the opportunities to study abroad.

Guest presenter Wayne Betts, executive officer at the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) of Western Australia, will explain how the ATAR is calculated.

To help you plan your day, all of the course hotspots, presentations, tours, sporting activities, fairground rides and a raft of other fun things to do at Open Day will be listed here.

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