2016 News archive

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November 2016
20 years of the Master of Teaching: Laura Hayman - A passion for student learning and wellbeing   View Summary
2 November 2016
20 years of the Master of Teaching: Laura Hayman - A passion for student learning and wellbeingDetermined to pursue her passion for student learning and wellbeing, Laura completed the Master of Teaching (School Counselling) at The University of Sydney because of the emphasis placed on practical experience.
October 2016
20 years of the Master of Teaching: Amy Mortimer (M Teach '02, PhD '16)   View Summary
26 October 2016
20 years of the Master of Teaching: Amy Mortimer (M Teach â02, PhD â16)This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking Master of Teaching degree and to celebrate we would like to share the inspiring stories of its graduates.
VC's excellence award winners announced   View Summary
11 October 2016
Congratulations to the Education and Social Work staff recognised in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Scholarship in Education 2017   View Summary
7 October 2016
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Scholarship in Education 2017The Faculty of Education and Social Work invites applications for the award of the Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Scholarship in Education for 2017.
September 2016
2017 Faculty of Education and Social Work Scholarships and Awards.   View Summary
28 September 2016
2017 Faculty of Education and Social Work Scholarships and Awards.Apply now for our 2017 Scholarships and Awards.
Cross-Disciplinary Centres create new pathways for our students   View Summary
8 September 2016
Cross-Disciplinary Centres create new pathways for our studentsThe University of Sydney's Centre for Disability Studies and the Centre for Disability Research Policy are providing opportunities for students at the Faculty of Education and Social Work to excel.
Beijing Normal University's Master of Social Work student visit   View Summary
6 September 2016
Beijing Normal University's Master of Social Work student visitAlumna and benefactor, The Honourable Helen Sham-Ho (BA'67, DipSW'67) and the Faculty's Rosina Gallace, hosted a group of Master of Social Work students and guests from Beijing Normal University on an excursion to Manly on Friday 5 August.
NSW Department of Education Scholarships   View Summary
6 September 2016
NSW Department of Education ScholarshipsApplications are now open for a variety of NSW Department of Education scholarships.
Jeannie Baker in conversation with Robyn Ewing   View Summary
5 September 2016
Jennie BakerWe invite you to a special event and reception to launch this year's Artist in Residence program on Thursday 8 September, 5-7:30pm.
August 2016
Safe Schools Project   View Summary
26 August 2016
Safe Schools ProjectThe Faculty of Education and Social Work is excited to announce an upcoming presentation and Q&A session on Safe Schools Project, an initiative coordinated by Safe Schools Coalition Australia.
Alumna wins top education award   View Summary
16 August 2016
Donna LoughranCongratulations to Donna Loughran BEd (Hum) (1997) on receiving a Lead Teacher Award by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standard (BOSTES).
Professor Jim Tognolini to lead new educational measurement and assessment hub   View Summary
16 August 2016
Professor Jim Tognolini to lead new educational measurement and assessment hubProfessor Jim Tognolini will establish and lead an educational measurement and assessment hub within the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Dean's Lifetime Achievement Awards   View Summary
16 August 2016
Dean's Lifetime Achievement AwardsCongratulations to Louise Voigt and Susan Groundwater-Smith, recipients of the 2016 Dean's Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Launch of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation   View Summary
10 August 2016
CRLI LaunchOn August 2 2016, the Faculty of Education and Social Work launched the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation with a lively session of guest speakers, quickfire research presentations, paper plane throwing and plenty of concrete information on how people could engage, followed by some welcome refreshments and chat.
July 2016
Enrolments open for Semester 2 Undergraduate Electives   View Summary
22 July 2016
Applications open for Semester 2 Undergraduate ElectivesAs a first-year student, you are able to take electives within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, which include topics focused on nutrition, sport, digital culture, and academic literacy.
International Experiences Information Session   View Summary
21 July 2016
International ExperiencesAttend this presentation to find out more about international opportunities available in 2017.
Is anyone doing critical social work?    View Summary
21 July 2016
Is anyone doing critical social work? Join us for a free masterclass as we explore social justice social work in the context of neoliberalism and privatisation.
June 2016
'Jobs and growth' focus ignores society's most vulnerable, warns pre-election audit   View Summary
24 June 2016
The QuadrangleAhead of the Federal Election, a group of leading academics have released a new audit questioning what the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens are doing to address poverty in Australia and beyond.
Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood   View Summary
22 June 2016
Language and Literacy Development in Early ChildhoodA new book by leading researchers in the Faculty of Education and Social Work aims to provide pre-service and experienced teachers as well as interested parents and caregivers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood.
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships   View Summary
22 June 2016
Eureka Benevolent Foundation ScholarshipsHelp restore the focus on teaching Science and Mathematics in our high schools and consider applying for our Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships.
Five Minutes With Associate Professor Judy Anderson   View Summary
20 June 2016
Associate Professor Judy AndersonWe talk to the Director of the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy, Associate Professor Judy Anderson on what she is most passionate about and how the University is taking a leadership role in Science and Mathematics teacher education.
May 2016
2017 Faculty of Education and Social Work Postgraduate Program   View Summary
18 May 2016
2017 Faculty of Education and Social Work Postgraduate GuideThe 2017 Faculty of Education and Social Work Postgraduate Guide is now available.
What is a Teacher in the 21st Century and What does a 21st Century Teacher Need to Know?   View Summary
11 May 2016
What is a Teacher in the 21st Century and What does a 21st Century Teacher Need to Know?The podcast of the talk by Emeritus Professor Ian Menter from Oxford University, What is a Teacher in the 21st Century and What does a 21st Century Teacher Need to Know? is now available.
The Social Organisation of Educational Knowledge in Different Jurisdictions: an exploration   View Summary
6 May 2016
Emeritus Professor John FurlongEmeritus Professor John Furlong will deliver the next instalment of the Dean's Lecture Series on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 entitled 'The Social Organisation of Educational Knowledge in Different Jurisdictions.'
Arts and Creativity in Education   View Summary
2 May 2016
Arts and Creativity in EducationComplex real-world problems demand fresh, vibrant and innovative solutions.
April 2016
Graduate's Excellence Recognised   View Summary
28 April 2016
Congratulations to Mykaela Saunders (BEd (AboriginalStud) 2010 MEd (Research) 2015)Congratulations to Mykaela Saunders (BEd (AboriginalStud) 2010 MEd (Research) 2015), who was recognised at the 2016 Alumni Awards Ceremony.
Graduate's academic excellence recognised   View Summary
21 April 2016
Sister Alison BushCongratulations to Mykaela Saunders (BEd (AboriginalStud) 2010 MEd (Research) 2015), who was recognised at the 2016 Alumni Awards Ceremony.
Applications now open for postgraduate scholarships   View Summary
4 April 2016
Applications now open for postgraduate scholarshipsApply now for the Faculty of Education and Social Work's Postgraduate Scholarships Program.
March 2016
Vale Professor Paul Brock AM FACE FACEL   View Summary
31 March 2016
Paul BrockTeacher, author, editor, public speaker, government adviser, disability advocate and education visionary Professor Paul Brock died on Good Friday.
Centenary of Modern Language Teaching   View Summary
30 March 2016
Centenary of Modern Language TeachingThe Faculty of Education and Social Work in conjunction with the Modern Language Teachers Association of New South Wales celebrated this 100 - year milestone event at a cocktail reception to coincide with the Modern Language Teachers' Association's Annual Conference on Friday 18th March 2016.
The Institute of Open Adoption Studies launched by the University of Sydney   View Summary
16 March 2016
NSW Premier Mike BairdNSW Premier Mike Baird has committed $2.85 million to the Institute of Open Adoption Studies at the University of Sydney in partnership with Barnardos Australia.
Unique teaching method underlines importance of engagement among educators   View Summary
7 March 2016
Unique teaching method underlines importance of engagement among educatorsThe special and inclusive education team in the Faculty of Education and Social Work has designed and developed a highly adaptable teaching strategy to suit its audience of busy, professional educators.
Centenary of Modern Languages Education   View Summary
4 March 2016
Centenary of Modern Language EducationPlease join us in celebrating the centenary of Modern Languages Teacher Education at the University of Sydney.
Stories of War - Sydney Teachers College Roll of Honour and Exhibition Panel   View Summary
2 March 2016
The Sydney Teachers College exhibition panelThe Sydney Teachers College Exhibition Panel was donated to the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the closure of Stories of War From the University Collections exhibition.
February 2016
Using and applying Mathematics to solve problems   View Summary
29 February 2016
Using and applying Mathematics to solve problemsThe theme for the third University of Sydney Mathematics Teachers' Alumni Conference (SUSMAC) is Using and applying Mathematics to solve problems.
Recognition for service to Education   View Summary
24 February 2016
Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-SmithCongratulations to Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith, AM recognised recently at this year's Australia Day awards.
Navigating the Sensitivities of Cultural Awareness   View Summary
12 February 2016
Navigating the Sensitivities of Cultural AwarenessThis talk is aimed at non-Indigenous students with an interest in Social policy, Education, Social Work, Anthropology and Indigenous Studies who wish to become more culturally competent.
Finger tracing can help students solve maths problems   View Summary
5 February 2016
Dr Paul Ginns and Professor Janette BobisTracing over maths problems can enhance students' learning of more advanced mathematical content and multi-step problems, write Dr Paul Ginns and Professor Janette Bobis in The Conversation.
January 2016
Finger tracing can lift student performance in maths   View Summary
28 January 2016
Finger tracingStudents who trace certain maths problems with a finger are able to solve them more quickly and easily.
How schools avoid enrolling children with disabilities   View Summary
28 January 2016
Associate Professor Helen ProctorChildren with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money, writes Associate Professor Helen Proctor in The Conversation.
Australia's Local Hero   View Summary
28 January 2016
Dr Cath KeenanCongratulations to Faculty of Education and Social Work Honorary Associate, Dr Cath Keenan on being named Australia's Local Hero, as part of the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards.
A new approach to Indigenous studies   View Summary
13 January 2016
Indigenous StudiesStudents enrolled in education degrees at the University of Sydney now have the opportunity to enrol in new Indigenous studies units of study.