The Roseworth Primary School partnership is a joint project to develop a facility that can enhance school learning of students, while developing the teaching skills and research of educators, including providing professional practice for pre-service teachers. The partnership has seen the development of a research classroom and observation room facility at Roseworth Primary School, officially opened in December 2010, which enables pre-service and in service teachers to observe and research a wide range of classroom teaching methods and behaviour management techniques without imposing on classrooms. ECU students are also engaged in assisting students at Roseworth Primary School with literacy and numeracy learning.
The benefits of the partnership to the School of Education include that it enables students and staff to gain first-hand knowledge of current educational issues in situ, thus embedding theory in practice.
It has the additional benefits of addressing educational disadvantage among students at the school, while providing expertise that assists in the development of targeted programs to improve outcomes for students. The partnership also supports and develops the teaching capacity of Roseworth staff.
Professor Mark Hackling, Associate Professor Deslea Konza, Professor Christine Ure.
Roseworth Primary School, Fogarty Learning Centre, Fogarty Foundation, WA Department of Education.