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Teens’ literacy issues put under the spotlight

Monday, 02 December 2019

A new study by ECU researchers is urging educators and governments to turn their attention to secondary school students who are struggling literacy learners.

Conversations with Rain

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 Schools > Education > News and events > School of Education > 2019 > 11

Conversations with Rain is an ongoing multi-platform partnership between Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) and ECU School of Education exploring children’s creative relations with weather as a way of potentially transforming our climate futures.

‘Let’s design a waterproof shoe for a refugee child’: how to teach science and maths so students actually care

Friday, 08 November 2019

In a May 2019 speech, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, noted participation in science and maths was slipping in Australian schools.

ECU graduates shine at WA Education Awards

Friday, 01 November 2019

ECU teaching graduates have been acknowledged in the 2019 WA Education Awards, winning the Secondary Teacher, Secondary Principal and Beginning Teacher of the Year categories.

How to study better: What the latest research tells us

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The goal of every college student is to find the answer to the million dollar question: how to study better? Preferably, with as minimum effort put in for maximum results.

Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia Outstanding Service Awards (PTCWA) 2019

Monday, 28 October 2019 Schools > Education > News and events > School of Education > 2019 > 10

The PTCWA Outstanding Service Awards recognise an individual member’s outstanding professional contribution to education in Western Australia, made in a voluntary capacity to his or her professional teachers’ association.

Don’t calm down! Exam stress may not be fun but it can help you get better marks

Monday, 21 October 2019

Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood.

Teacher librarian numbers are dwindling — should we be worried?

Monday, 14 October 2019

Research shows the number of specialist teachers in primary and secondary schools is decreasing, and those working in the field say when their colleagues retire or are made redundant, their roles aren't being filled.

ECU hosts Tournament of Minds WA Finals

Monday, 30 September 2019 Schools > Education > News and events > School of Education > 2019 > 09

A crowd of more than 1000 of WA’s best and brightest schoolchildren visited ECU Joondalup and South West Campuses recently for the regional and state finals of the 2019 Tournament of Minds WA competition.

ECU Pre-service Teachers rub shoulders with employers

Friday, 27 September 2019 Schools > Education > News and events > School of Education > 2019 > 09

ECU’s pre-service teachers recently had the chance to meet face-to-face with almost 40 different employers and organisations as part of the annual School of Education Careers Fair.

School libraries hit by the loss of a dying breed as teacher librarians enter 'survival mode'

Monday, 23 September 2019

Researchers have reported an "alarming" loss in the number of qualified teacher librarians in schools, warning student literacy will continue to suffer if the trend is not reversed.

10 ways to get the most out of silent reading in schools

Monday, 23 September 2019

Reading aloud can help young children learn about new words and how to sound them. There’s great value too in providing opportunities for children to enjoy regular silent reading, which is sustained reading of materials they select for pleasure.

Using Maths to empower future female leaders

Thursday, 12 September 2019 Schools > Education > News and events > School of Education > 2019 > 09

A new partnership at ECU brokered by the School of Education seeks to inspire female secondary students to become future leaders in the world of mathematics.

John Marsden says parents and schools are failing kids, but his book offers little evidence

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

There is cause for concern for Australia’s young people with figures indicating they are experiencing the highest levels of anxiety and stress, and suicide than ever before.

ECU Lecture Series - Generating new climate change pedagogies with young children

Friday, 16 August 2019

School of Education's Professor Mindy Blaise will be speaking at the upcoming ECU Lecture Series.

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