School of Education

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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Phuket no holiday for Murdoch pre-service teachers

August 8th, 2016

The British International School in Phuket welcomed Murdoch

New Colombo mobility grants have enabled a group of Murdoch's pre-service teachers to spend two weeks working in the British International School and the Phuket International Academy, two schools which are renowned for teaching physical education and health.

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The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium on Human Rights for Diverse Genders and Sexualities in Education

May 12th, 2016

The Hon. Michael Kirby to Address Perth Symposium

On the eve of the International Day against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia, the Honourable Michael Kirby will speak at the ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’ symposium at Murdoch University on Monday 16 May.

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Two outstanding Western Australians honoured by Murdoch

February 23rd, 2016

L-R: Chancellor David Flanagan, Rod Polkinghorne OAM, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart

Two extraordinary individuals were honoured by Murdoch University at graduation ceremonies last week. Rod Polkinghorne OAM was bestowed an honorary doctorate of science on Monday 15 February for his pivotal role in the development of the Meat Standards Australia beef grading scheme. This system is a unique beef grading scheme which has added value in […]

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Specialist interns start careers in Pilbara schools

March 18th, 2014

An innovative internship program will enable pre-service teachers specialising in maths, science, english and design to work at Karratha and Hedlands senior high schools during their final year of their degree.

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Research findings give nod to Gonski

August 21st, 2013

Research by Dr Laura Perry and Dr Andrew McConney has compared educational outcomes for students in Canada and Australia and come up with some surprising findings.

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New funding for keeping cool and volunteers

June 24th, 2013

The Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching has awarded a pair of grants to Murdoch University-led projects on teacher resilience and student volunteering.

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Aboriginal peoples need allies, not help

February 20th, 2013

A Senior Lecturer from Murdoch University School of Education says decades of work have convinced her to leave Indigenous research to Indigenous researchers.

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Lending a hand to teach the children of the world

November 28th, 2012

Associate Professor Libby Lee-Hammond and Dr Andrew McConney have conducted the first assessment of early literacy and numeracy in the Solomon Islands for World Vision.

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Teaching the teachers for Australian Curriculum

August 29th, 2012

Research suggests educators can learn from America as mandatory teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures rolls out under the Australian Curriculum.

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