2012 News archive

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November 2012
Language teachers' graduation a 'certified' success   View Summary
15 November 2012
Dana Al MousaMore than 200 community-language teachers celebrated their graduation from the University's specialty certificate course on November 4.
Arts-in-education advocate wins major award   View Summary
7 November 2012
Professor Robyn EwingProfessor Robyn Ewing is the 2012 recipient of the highly prestigious Lady Cutler Award for 2012 from the Children's Book Council of Australia, NSW.
October 2012
Workshop helps educatiors empower troubled youth   View Summary
31 October 2012
Dr Michael UngarDr Michael Ungar, explains an unconventional approach on nurturing the 'hidden resilience' in troubled youth at the 2012 Professional Learning Conference.
Olympic medalist shifts gears for exam time   View Summary
29 October 2012
Kaarle McCullochOlympic-bronze-medal cyclist, Human Movement and Health Education student Kaarle McCulloch is 'tapering' for her end-of-year exams after a busy year on the track.
Teaching overseas made easy with new unit of study   View Summary
17 October 2012
Centre for English TeachingFrom next year students from every faculty will be able to undertake studies that will equip them to teach English internationally.
Scholarship student flies to US as top science teacher   View Summary
11 October 2012
Julie FryerRecent graduate and Redlands Teacher Education Scholarship student Mrs Julie Fryer has been recognised by the NSW Premier of her outstanding teaching.
Changing the design of learning   View Summary
3 October 2012
Profesor Peter GoodyearPeter Goodyear, Australia's first Laureate Fellow in the field of education, argues that good design is crucial to an efficient learning environment.
Video games can increase literacy in the classroom   View Summary
3 October 2012
Andrew BurnUniversity of London Professor and visiting scholar Andrew Burn says video games and literature have a lot in common.
September 2012
Sociology will lead to more science students   View Summary
12 September 2012
As Australian educators struggle to attract students to science, one PhD candidate is taking a new approach to improve the way the subject is taught.
August 2012
Minister attracts media attention at faculty event   View Summary
24 August 2012
in the mediaThe Sydney Morning Herald, has featured NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli's comments at a faculty seminar this week.
From courtroom to classroom: new horizons   View Summary
23 August 2012
Sandra Marie GosnellOn the eve of Open Day 2012, one student in the popular Master of Teaching program tells her story of changing careers and increasing work/life balance.
Artists in Residence explore 'landscape' in art   View Summary
8 August 2012
nadia wheatley and ken searleOn August 9, Professor Robyn Ewing and faculty Artists in Residence Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle will explore the landscape as a gateway to the imagination.
July 2012
Learning Sciences conference makes headlines   View Summary
12 July 2012
"This 10th ICLS conference may turn out to mark the learning sciences coming of age" says Peter Goodyear...
June 2012
Classrooms of the future   View Summary
27 June 2012
iPad with childWorld-renowned authorities in the Learning Sciences are meeting here this week at the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo)
April 2012
Artists in Residence reflect on their work in NT   View Summary
18 April 2012
nadia wheatley and ken searleArtists in Residence Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle present a tribute to the their five-year consultancy with the school in the NT Aboriginal community of Papunya.
Turning the Tide ... in Indigenous literacy   View Summary
17 April 2012
Turning the TideThe faculty has partnered with Sydney Writers' Festival and the Koori Centre to showcase the work of Indigenous Australian writers and thinkers.
Personal goal setting helps focus children with ADHD   View Summary
2 April 2012
worried studentPersonal-best goals for children with ADHD may be one way of closing the achievement gap in schools, according to Professor Andrew Martin.
March 2012
Inspirational alumna Margaret Whitlam remembered   View Summary
20 March 2012
Margaret WhitlamMargaret Whitlam, who inspired a nation as the new model for prime ministerial spouses, began her career as one of the University's first social work graduates.
Lead writer appointed for national civics curriculum   View Summary
16 March 2012
Professor Murray PrintProfessor Murray Print has been appointed as lead writer for Australia's first national curriculum in civics and citizenship due to roll out to schools in 2014.
February 2012
Lecturer gives Gonski thumbs-up on ABC News 24   View Summary
27 February 2012
Dr Helen ProctorThe ABC's weeknight discussion program The Drum, has featured Dr Helen Proctor talking about the Gonski Review of Education Funding.
Professor honoured by Children's Book Council   View Summary
20 February 2012
Professor Robyn EwingProfessor of Teacher Education and the Arts Robyn Ewing has been invited to deliver the prestigious Maurice Saxby Lecture for the Children's Book Council for 2012.
Faculty adjunct Gleeson wins major literary medal   View Summary
20 February 2012
Libby GleesonAdjunct associate professor, and distinguished alumna, Libby Gleeson AM has been awarded the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for children's literature.
January 2012
Adjunct Professor named as Oz Day Ambassador   View Summary
31 January 2012
Paul BrockAdjunct Professor Paul Brock AM was named an Australia Day ambassador for 2012 to his community, the Hills Shire, in recognition of his contribution to education.