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 launches new five-year strategy

October 20th, 2017

Murdoch University has launched its refreshed Strategic Plan (2017-2027), which secures its future direction and priorities for growth over the next five-year and 10-year horizons.

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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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Murdoch subjects rank in world elite

March 8th, 2017

Murdoch University has ranked among the world’s elite institutions in five areas of the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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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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Research to reveal whether reading aloud is key to early literacy

August 24th, 2016

Study investigates the importance of reading aloud to children.

The importance of reading aloud to primary school aged children is the focus of a new study underway at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch appoints Deputy Vice Chancellor

July 11th, 2016

Professor Romy Lawson has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education

Professor Romy Lawson has been appointed by Murdoch University for the key position of Deputy Vice Chancellor – Education.

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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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Study to investigate ways to children to keep reading for fun

November 17th, 2015

A major research study at Murdoch University will investigate the reasons why nearly 40 per cent of children stop reading for recreation and identify ways that parents and teachers can help.

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