2014 News archive

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December 2014
Vale Dr Maurice Saxby (1924-2014)   View Summary
5 December 2014
Dr Maurice SaxbyChildren's literature advocate and friend of the Faculty of Education and Social Work Dr Maurice Saxby AM has died, aged 89.
November 2014
Separate curriculum for students with disability no good for anyone    View Summary
12 November 2014
Dr Michelle Bonati.The review of the Australian curriculum raises major concerns about access to a quality curriculum for students with disability, write four of our experts in The Conversation.
It's your story, Gleeson tells graduates   View Summary
5 November 2014
Libby Gleeson AM.Children's author Libby Gleeson AM told science and education graduates "you have only got one go at this life business" in a lively speech to The Great Hall last week.
September 2014
Master of Teaching Information Seminar at Postgraduate Info Week 2014   View Summary
26 September 2014
Master of Teaching Information SeminarThe Faculty of Education and Social Work will be taking part at Postgraduate Info Week 2014 with a Master of Teaching seminar.
QS World University Rankings place University of Sydney in Top 10 for education   View Summary
18 September 2014
QS World University RankingsThe University of Sydney has again been ranked eighth in the world for education in the latest QS World University Rankings.
Athlete photo study puts body image and gender in the frame   View Summary
10 September 2014
Softball player.Dr Kate Russell asked top level athletes to consider how they want to be represented in a photograph as 'an elite athlete' to a younger audience of boys and girls between the ages of nine and 14.
Gains on equality can be lost, warns leading gender expert   View Summary
3 September 2014
Professor Raewyn Connell.Women are still almost wholly excluded from the top levels of corporate management, religion, technoscience and the military on a world scale, says gender relations expert Professor Raewyn Connell.
August 2014
Five minutes with ... Dr Helen Proctor   View Summary
26 August 2014
Dr Helen ProctorSenior lecturer and ARC Future Fellowship recipient Dr Helen Proctor talks career highlights, education history and ... favourite films and bad-hair days!
Education and Social Work Open Day 2014   View Summary
25 August 2014
open day 2014Discover more about studying at the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney Open Day this Saturday 30 August 2014.
Professor Diane Mayer appointed new Dean of Faculty   View Summary
21 August 2014
Professor Diane Mayer is the new Dean of the Faculty.The University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Diane Mayer as Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Calling time on common child literacy myths   View Summary
20 August 2014
Professor Robyn Ewing.Why it's time to challenge some of the myths about how children learn to read and write.
July 2014
Publication celebrates the Faculty of Education and Social Work   View Summary
28 July 2014
helen proctorThe Faculty of Education and Social Work is excited to announce the release and inaugural issue of the Making a Difference publication this week.
Soccer study gets a kick out of improving players' decisions   View Summary
11 July 2014
Dr Donna O'Connor.Find out about the Faculty's research to help the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) improve the decision-making abilities of professional soccer players.
June 2014
Despite World Cup losses, Australia has a bright football future    View Summary
26 June 2014
The World Cup trophy.Football is here to stay in Australia, and there is reason to be hopeful about what the future will bring, writes Dr Steve Georgakis for The Conversation.
Wheatley history workshop breaks new ground   View Summary
26 June 2014
Nadia WheatleyAward-winning author and Honorary Associate of the University Nadia Wheatley, presented a popular, groundbreaking workshop for teachers on June 13.
iScience 2014 - all is not what it seems   View Summary
25 June 2014
iscience studentThe future looks bright for science in Australia with more than 170 curious minds presenting at the annual iScience fair, held at the faculty recently.
Obama administration education advisor gives keynote at Successful Learning Conference   View Summary
23 June 2014
Dr David Chard.The twentieth anniversary of the education industry's Successful Learning Conference has opened with a keynote address by key Obama administration education advisor, Dr David Chard.
New study aims to bust myths about Indigenous sports stars   View Summary
16 June 2014
An AFL Ball.A new study by Dr John Evans aims to bust common myths about the remarkable achievements of Indigenous Australians in sport.
Tactics at the World Cup: a battle between aesthetics and results   View Summary
13 June 2014
The World Cup.As the World Cup kicks off, there have already been innumerable discussions on nations' various playing styles. Sports Studies lecturer Dr Steve Georgakis talks tactics, for The Conversation.
Why are boys and girls turning away from maths?   View Summary
10 June 2014
A Casio calculator.Dr Rachel Wilson speaks to the Australian Financial Review about a worrying downward trend in maths study for boys and girls.
From My Place to Australians All   View Summary
3 June 2014
Australians AllThis one-day workshop for Primary School teachers presented by author, Nadia Wheatley will introduce you to a way of thinking about History that has country at its centre and story as its expression.
May 2014
Guiding language education in NSW schools   View Summary
27 May 2014
A language teacher.University of Sydney research is painting the most complete picture yet of the language education needs of pupils, parents and teachers in New South Wales.
Global literacy award for University of Sydney educator   View Summary
16 May 2014
Honorary Professor Peter Freebody.Honorary Professor Peter Freebody has been awarded for his lifelong commitment to improving literacy and teaching excellence around the globe.
Artist's residency promises rhyme and reflection   View Summary
7 May 2014
Artist in Residence Ali Coby Eckermann.Award-winning Indigenous poet and writer Ali Cobby Eckermann has described her new artistic residency at the University of Sydney as "beyond my wildest dreams".
April 2014
Congratulations to our Undergraduate Scholarship winners   View Summary
15 April 2014
Congratulations to our Undergraduate Scholarship winnersThe Faculty of Education and Social Work would like to congratulate its 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship winners.
Sports stars pursue coaching careers with innovative degree   View Summary
14 April 2014
Cronulla Shark John Morris graduated from the Master of Education in Sports Coaching.Top sporting professionals are gaining vital skills and expertise for their post-playing careers thanks to an innovative coaching degree at the University of Sydney.
March 2014
The new national arts curriculum could make for better schools   View Summary
20 March 2014
The new national arts curriculum could make for better schoolsIf we want our children to do better academically and socially studying the arts could be the key to success, writes Associate Professor Michael Anderson.
Social Justice Fellows to break down barriers for society's most vulnerable   View Summary
11 March 2014
Social Justice Fellows to break down barriers for society's most vulnerableWhat can frontline social justice workers learn from academics and vice versa? And how can government policy better serve the most vulnerable people in our communities?
Lifting Our Gaze: The Community Appraisal and Strengthening Framework   View Summary
7 March 2014
Lifting Our Gaze: The Community Appraisal and Strengthening FrameworkThe Faculty of Education and Social Work is pleased to announce the new book, Lifting Our Gaze: The Community Appraisal and Strengthening Framework by Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson and Dr Margot Rawsthorne.