2010 News archive

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December 2010
Goodyear among Sydney's "most influential people"   View Summary
9 December 2010
The Sydney Morning Herald has named Professor Peter Goodyear one of Sydney's 100 most influential people in 2010.
November 2010
Motherhood today: the good, the bad...the yummy   View Summary
23 November 2010
The ideals of the 'good mother' have changed with time, fashion and context. They have defined who good mothers are, what they do and how they feel.
Speed bumps slow change to education-aid delivery   View Summary
12 November 2010
Indonesian primary school studentsAuthoritarian governance, endemic social inequality and colonial legacies have stymied on-the-ground change to the way Australia's overseas educational aid is delivered.
Research Fest proves "we have finally arrived"   View Summary
11 November 2010
This year's Learning Technology Research Fest, the biggest fest to date, saw the gathering of over 150 enthusiastic researchers in learning and technology.
October 2010
Impressive turnout at ascilite 2010   View Summary
11 October 2010
Faculty researchers made nine presentations over three days at the national "ascilite" conference, an impressive show for Learning and Technology research at Sydney.
September 2010
Faculty launches arts prize to celebrate milestones   View Summary
7 September 2010
student with brushesFormer and current students and staff of Education and Social work are being invited to enter an arts competition that celebrates this year's twin milestone anniversaries.
Graduate-entry social work course launched   View Summary
2 September 2010
child clinging to legApplications have opened for the faculty's first new postgraduate degree program in five years, the graduate-entry level Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
July 2010
First professor in Early Childhood Education arrives   View Summary
28 July 2010
Professor Alison ElliottEarly-childhood education has taken a quantum step: the creation of a professorship at the University of Sydney dedicated to learning in the preschool years.
Faculty professor awarded top Australian fellowship   View Summary
6 July 2010
Professor Peter GoodyearAustralia's premier research authority, the Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Professor of Education Peter Goodyear its highest individual honour.
CoCo to host Conference of the Learning Sciences   View Summary
2 July 2010
The CoCo Research Centre has won the bid to host the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Sydney for 2012.
June 2010
Trauma continues as Family Law Act fails children   View Summary
30 June 2010
anxious childChildren whose parents divorce because of domestic violence are being exposed to further emotional risk by well-intentioned changes made to the Family Law Act.
Dramatic gains for children with theatrical teachers   View Summary
3 June 2010
Theatre masksA program that places professional actors as mentors to teachers in primary classrooms has tripled in size after an impressive pilot year.
April 2010
Call for informed debate about education funding   View Summary
23 April 2010
Piggy scholarAcademics from the Faculty of Education and Social Work have have criticised the "My School" website for providing inadequate financial context for schools' performances.
Chief Scientist backs research in learning sciences   View Summary
15 April 2010
Australia's Chief Scientist Penny Sackett

Australia's Chief Scientist, Penny Sackett has made a public announcement to about the importance of supporting research into the sciences and technologies of learning.

March 2010
New institute to inspire budding scientists   View Summary
12 March 2010
science teachingInspiring a love of science and mathematics among children is the mission of an institute launched on February 26 by the faculties of Science, and Education and Social Work.
February 2010
More ARC wins for tech-enhanced learning in 2010   View Summary
15 February 2010
CoCo ARC grantResearchers at the faculty's Centre for Research on Computer-supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) have been awarded ARC funding in 2010 for projects on virtual environments, modelling, science education and climate change.
Pause for talk can fix preschool language problems   View Summary
10 February 2010
Preschool girlPreschool children with poor language skills caught up with their peers after their parents were taught to speak less and listen more, a study by faculty researchers has found.