Strong partnerships with schools and early childhood centre’s support an extensive program of teaching, research and community engagement.
The ECU Fogarty Professional Learning Centre at Roseworth Primary School has a classroom oriented observation room and video facilities, while the on-campus Fogarty Learning Centre (FLC) supports a rich research agenda in the areas of teaching of language and literacy, numeracy, science and classroom management.
Our teaching students work with staff in schools to explore how the latest teaching methods work to improve children’s learning. Literacy Coaching units in the Primary and Early Childhood programs, funded by the Fogarty Foundation, give teaching students opportunities to work one-on-one with individual children over many weeks to assess a child’s literacy needs and to plan, implement and evaluate a reading support program.
The Fogarty Foundation also funds maths coaching clinics for primary school students as well as parent workshops designed to help parents support their children’s maths development at home. Fogarty scholarships also support graduates undertaking further specialist studies in education through a Graduate Certificate in Learning Difficulties.
School children from across the metropolitan area come on-campus for the day to experience hands-on science activities with experienced science teachers and student teachers.
This school holiday program teaches students to plan and prepare engaging maths activities to support and enhance young children’s mathematical understanding.
The partnership between ECU, Kingston Primary School and the Department of Education provides high achieving, final year teaching students from our Mount Lawley and South West campuses the opportunity to work alongside mentor teachers as interns at Kingston Primary School. These students are eligible for a Rural Teaching Scholarship from the Department of Education and participate in the School’s community and educational program while completing their final year of coursework.