Celebrations in the Faculty of Education
Professor Nita Temmerman, Professor Patrick Danaher and award winner, Dr Margaret Baguley
The USQ Faculty of Education will celebrate a year of outstanding achievement in research, at the second annual Faculty of Education Research Showcase next month.
The event, which allows the Faculty to engage with community stakeholders and world-class visiting scholars, will this year feature the launch of a total of eight new research books, all authored and edited by members of the Faculty. This is an outstanding achievement in itself. The Faculty of Education Research Achievements Booklet for 2012, which chronicles the Faculty's research outcomes over the past twelve months, will also be released.
Events such as this are a wonderful recognition of the great importance of the research being undertaken by the Faculty of Education and how this research is shaping our understanding and knowledge of contemporary education in our global community.
Rural education focus of conference at USQ
USQ teaching graduates in high demand
Professor Nita Temmerman, John Borserio, Julie Grantham, Associate Professor Karen Noble and Emilia Terry
The Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA) held its 28th National Conference at the University of Southern Queensland this month, sponsored by the USQ Faculty of Education.
The theme for this year's three-day conference was "Developing Connections for Sustainable Futures- Networking the Bush" and was officially opened by the Director-General of the Department of Education, Training and Employment Julie Grantham.
President of SPERA Emilia Terry said challenges facing rural education in Australia continued to grow which is why it was important to take action.
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Fumi Shimizu completed her studies in Semester 1 and is already teaching
A record number of new teachers from the University of Southern Queensland have walked into classrooms in Semester 2 of the school year after an incredible 40% of Semester 1 students secured jobs before they had even finished their study program.
A total of 61 students who had completed a Bachelor of Education or a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning at the end of Semester 1 required an early release of their course results because they had secured jobs in Queensland or New South Wales for the start of the second school semester.
Fumi Shimizu completed a Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Semester 1 and has already secured a teaching position at Toowoomba Grammar School.
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USQ academic picks up prestigious education award
Education Commons Panel discussion
Associate Professor Dorothy Andrews
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Associate Professor Dorothy Andrews has been named this year's recipient of the prestigious Miller-Grassie Award from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Queensland.
The award is peer reviewed and recognises Dorothy's outstanding and significant contribution to the understanding and practice of leadership in education.
Professor Nita Temmerman, PVC Partnerships and Dean of the Faculty of Education, said the award highlighted Dorothy's instrumental work in the field of education.
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Alex Tucker, participated in the Education Commons discussion earlier this year
You are invited to the next Education Commons panel discussion - Education Commons (International): Becoming part of the education profession: Possibilities for professional learning/development
- Wednesday 14 November from 10am - 12pm
- USQ Toowoomba Campus, Room - Q501 (5th floor of Q Block - The Phoenix Building)
If you would like more information about the upcoming Education Commons event, - please call Anna Dean, Education Administration Officer or visit the USQ events page.
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A passion for teaching: Gumraithong Jane Hokking
Education lecturer appointed to QSA committee
Gumraithong Jane Hokking
Recently, the Alumni office heard about the story of Education graduate, Gumraithong Jane Hokking. She has a passion for teaching and helping to develop and nurture the talents of those around her, particularly the village children she has been working with in Brunei and Thailand.
Apart from tutoring, Gumraithong is also an author and is now into the second edition of a book that she has published about education in Thailand.
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Education Lecturer Dr Carole Haeusler appointed to QSA committee
Faculty of Education Science Education Lecturer, Dr Carole Haeusler has been appointed to the Science Learning Area Reference Committee of the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA).
As an expert in her field Dr Haeusler, through the committee will provide expert curriculum and assessment advice about kindergarten to year 12 science curriculum materials and resources to the QSA.
Dr Haeusler brings many years experience working within the education sector to her committee role.
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Expanding your mind
Research creates new knowledge and understanding, shaping education into the future.
- Doctor of Education is a professional and research doctorate directed at helping you acquire and practise research knowledge and skill as you design, conduct and report doctoral level research about current and real world questions and topics.
- Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree offered by all faculties, providing the training to become an effective and competent researcher in your chosen discipline of interest
- Master of Education and Master of Learning and Development; each have a research pathway incorporated into the degree, providing excellent preparation for future doctoral studies.