2011 News archive

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December 2011
Stop measuring; start fixing!   View Summary
13 December 2011
Professor Johanna WynGovernments should stop measuring predictors of failure among Australian schoolchildren ... and start addressing them, according to Professor Johanna Wyn.
November 2011
Fellowship recognises research excellence   View Summary
24 November 2011
Professor Peter FreebodyProfessorial Research Fellow Professor Peter Freebody has been elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Multiculturalism: Australia, Canada and China   View Summary
22 November 2011
multicultural studentsScholars from Australia, China and Canada have met at a major international conference to compare their countries' experiences of multiculturalism.
'Call to action' for teaching alumni   View Summary
17 November 2011
Maha ShiyabTeacher alumni are being urged to become mentors for new generations of pre-service teachers, in a call to action by Associate Professor Di Bloomfield.
On boards for scholarly research journals   View Summary
17 November 2011
Professor Michael JacobsonProfessor Michael Jacobson has been invited to join the editorial boards of two international peer-reviewed journals.
Address to graduands - November 4, 2011   View Summary
9 November 2011
Dr Timothy WrightOccasional address to Science, and Education and Social Work graduands on November 4, 2011, by Dr Timothy Wright, headmaster of Shore School.
Public education torn by free-market ideology   View Summary
2 November 2011
Professor Geoffrey SheringtonAustralian public education has never recovered from the reintroduction of state aid for non-government schools, according to Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Sherington.
October 2011
Staying at school until 17 not good for all   View Summary
26 October 2011
Research showing national economic benefit from keeping children in school for longer is flawed, according to Honorary Professor in Education Susan Groundwater-Smith.
From radical social work to social justice   View Summary
19 October 2011
Professor Jude irwinMobilising community interest in social-justice values is the key to improving social-work practice, according to Professor of Social Work and Social Justice Jude Irwin.
Drama-in-schools initiative featured on ABC TV   View Summary
14 October 2011
The ABC's weeknight current affairs flagship program, 7.30, has highlighted a teacher-mentoring initiative being run by the faculty and Sydney Theatre Company.
September 2011
Testing schools fails students and teachers    View Summary
22 September 2011
NALPAN-like methods of comparing schools reduce learning opportunities and cause student interest to plummet, according to Professor of Education Peter Reimann.
Teacher-mentoring course begins in schools   View Summary
1 September 2011
Beverly Hills Girls High School has become the first host school for a new course designed to help experienced teachers improve their mentoring of trainee teachers.
July 2011
Libby Gleeson first Writer-in-Residence for faculty   View Summary
22 July 2011
Libby GleesonAward-winning author and educator Libby Gleeson has been announced as the inaugural Writer-in-Residence for the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Faculty shines at computer-supported learning event   View Summary
22 July 2011
Faculty researchers joined the biggest names in technology-based learning at this year's International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).
June 2011
Community Achievement award for alumna   View Summary
30 June 2011
Social Work graduate and founder of cancer-research charity Can Too, Anne Crawford, has won the 2011 University of Sydney Alumni Award for Community Achievement.
Faculty scholarships program continues to expand   View Summary
27 June 2011
A scholarship provided by Ascham School brings to four the number of new scholarship programs funded in the past two years.
University highlights faculty achievements    View Summary
23 June 2011
The faculty has received institution-wide recognition in the University's Annual Report.
Advocate for indigenous education reform joins faculty    View Summary
9 June 2011
Graham Hingangaroa SmithDistinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith, an expert increasing access to universities for indigenous students, will join the faculty in August.
May 2011
Student project hits #1 on iTunes   View Summary
24 May 2011
PhD candidate Simon McIntyre is behind the Online teaching project that's topping the charts in iTunes.
March 2011
Faculty Laureate presents to state leaders   View Summary
18 March 2011
Faculty Laureate Fellow Peter Goodyear will discuss the future of learning with technology with the state's Department of Education and Training in April.
Faculty launches books to broaden literacies   View Summary
15 March 2011
booksCate Blanchett and Andrew Upton joined with 2010 NSW Young Australian of the Year Jack Manning Bancroft to celebrate the launch of major books by faculty academics.
Stop the abolition of the ALTC   View Summary
11 March 2011
The Federal Government has decided to abolish the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Join us in signing the petition now, before it's too late.
January 2011
Multiple win for online writing research   View Summary
6 January 2011
Researchers at the CoCo Research Centre have won grants from both ALTC and Google for their work in online writing.