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OCTOBER 2015

School of Education Mentoring for Effective Teaching Program

Over the October long weekend the School of Education hosted the Mentoring for Effective Teaching program (MET). The program was lead by Associate Professor Peter Hudson (Queensland University of Technology) and Doctor Sue Hudson (Southern Cross University). 

MAY 2014

Science Education student accompanies Bulli High School students to Europe

Now in his third year of a Bachelor of Science Education at UOW (majoring in Physics), Zac Gorton has been awarded a trvael scholarship from the School of Education to accpmany eith students from Bulli High School to visit the largest particle physics laboratory in the world-  the Large Hadorn Collider. 

Hong Kong International Research Trip

School of Education students embarking on a 7 day research trip to Hong Kong had the chance to meet Director Steve Barclay, Representative of the Government of the HKSAR (Hong Kong).

JANUARY 2014

The International Experience - Education Students Immersed in Vietnamese Culture

School of Education staff and students have travelled to Vietnam in order to immerse themselves in a foreign culture and gain an understanding of teaching in a new country. 

OCTOBER 2013

UOW Education Students Get Special Lesson

UOW Primary Education students received a special lesson from St George Illawarra Dragon's staff as part of the 40:20 program which encourages primary school students to be healthy and happy.

SEPTEMBER 2013

UOW Student Stands out in a Crowd

They say patience is a virtue and this was certainly the case for UOW Education Student Jasmin Flett who caught the attention of Engadine West Public School Deputy Principal Steve Fuller in a crowded café while she played maths games with her children. Having been captivated by Jasmines innate ability to teach, Mr Fuller’s natural reaction was to request that Jasmine complete her compulsory professional experience at Engadine West Public School.

UOW Student Mentors Offer Life Changing Leadership

The Kiama Community College and the School of Education at the University of Wollongong have partnered to launch the first official mentoring program for adult learners.

Engagement, Teaching and Research in Perfect Balance for AFL Coach of the Year

University of Wollongong Physical and Health Education lecturer, Greg Forrest was awarded the Illawarra Junior AFL’s ‘Coach of the Year’ at the Annual Award Ceremony last Monday night. Greg, who completed his doctorate this year in games and sports, coaches the Wollongong Lions AFL team in the U14’s competition and assists with other teams in the club.

JULY 2013

East meets West for UOW students in Thailand 

Sixteen students from the School of Education at the University of Wollongong have just returned from their annual pilgrimage to Thailand, to participate in their 2 week International Professional Experience in several Thailand primary & secondary schools. 

Putting the Education Back Into Physical Education
‘Putting the Education back into Physical Education’ was the name of the game today as close to 50 Physical and Health Education (PHE) and Primary Education teachers travelled from all over NSW to attend a Professional Development Day hosted by the School of Education at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

Top Students Face Their Future in UOW Labs
Nearly 270 top students from years 7 to 10 visited UOW to take part in workshops in engineering, law, literature, creative arts, history, and sciences as part of Learning Labs, an academic enrichment program run by the School of Education.  

APRIL 2013

Samoan Cultural Dance-off between PHE students and Miller High School 
Last week the URAC sports hall was filled with the sweet sounds and sights of a group of Samoan girls from Miller High School teaching our 2nd year PHE students their cultural dances.

Researching stress-intervention program for young women
The Faculty of Education has extended its relationship with Umeå University in Sweden through the current visit of postdoctoral fellow, Dr Maria Wiklund, and doctoral student, Maria Strömbäck, from the National Centre for Gender Excellence based at Umeå University,

Lecture on suicide prevention raises awareness among future teachers
Physical and Health Education students at UOW were provided with an insight into the connection between suicide prevention and their role as future health educators by the CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia, Susan Murray, this month.

International conference award for UOW Education student
UOW Education HDR student, Kathryn Harden-Thew, has won a prestigious international award that provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to gain experience in conference organisation and presentation.

'Lighthouse' program helps ensure the retention of Aboriginal teachers
A Program which helps to ensure the retention of Aboriginal teachers in the workforce was held over 4 and 5 April at UOW's Innovaton Campus.

GDE Dress to Impress Day

“Dress to Impress” was the motto of the day for the cohort of Graduate Diploma in Education Primary and Secondary students. 

MARCH 2013

High pi's for annual maths celebration
International pi day was marked at UOW last week with a pie making contest, maths jokes and the annual pi-off – a competition to recall pi to the most decimal places.

Japanese Early Years students share Australian experience
A group of 46 students from Tokyo City University are undertaking a two- week immersion program at the University of Wollongong to study the similarities and differences between Early Childhood Education and Care in Japan and Australia.

FEBRUARY 2013

UOW hosts 12th educational leadership conference
Professor Hugh Mackay and Dr Suzy Green featured as keynote speakers at the 12th Educational Leadership Conference held recently at UOW.

Celebration for Early Start participants
The people and organisations who have been integral to the success of the Early Start project so far have recently come together for the first time at a celebration event at UOW.

Local All Stars meet at UOW before Brisbane summit
Nine secondary students from the Illawarra and South East region have this week set off for the 2013 All Stars Youth Summit in Brisbane after meeting Dragons players and enjoying a morning tea hosted by the Faculty of Education.

JANUARY 2013

Gold standard in continuing education
Remaining up-to-date and maintaining credibility are the key drivers for Faculty of Education academic Associate Professor Narottam Bhindi.

Gifted and talented students head to 'Learning Labs'
Approximately 250 high-achieving students from Years 7-10 from the Illawarra and surrounding regions took part in the third series of the ‘Learning Labs’ program at the University of Wollongong over Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January.  

Hot topics examined at Summer Institute
Hot topics in education practice and theory - including grammar, classroom talk, assessment and special needs - were examined at the 2013 Summer Institute hosted by the UOW Faculty of Education last week.

 

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