School of Education

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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Canada next frontier for Murdoch’s School of Education

October 28th, 2016

Dr Susan Ledger (centre) with education students from the University of Calgary.

An international exchange program is opening up new opportunities in the northern hemisphere for Murdoch University’s teaching cohort and education researchers, enhancing the University’s domestic and international reputation.

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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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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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