In this edition
Dr Barry Fields chats to one of our newest International student's, Jedrick Dumalaon
OWeek is now upon us and after strong enrolments, we are looking forward to welcoming our newest students into the faculty and into the world of Education.
We are in full swing organising our showcase event for the year, Open Day on Sunday August 19. This year the faculty has some exciting plans for interactive activities and even a little robot fun. We hope to see many of you there. Come along, reconnect with your past lecturers and enjoy the great atmosphere of Open Day.
In this edition, we celebrate the achievements of fellow education alumni and keep you infomred about faculty events.
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Youth Leadership Program inspires Australia's future leaders
Mastering the art of juggling....
L to R: Professor Nita Temmerman, Faculty of Education, Vice Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas, Guest Speaker Rick Newnham, Chancellor Bobbie Brazil
High school students from across the Darling Downs made the trip to the University of Southern Queensland recently to develop an invaluable set of leadership skills through the Faculty of Education's Youth Leadership Program (YLP).
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Rachel Leslie has graduated with a Master's degree while raising her daughters Stella, Adele and Imogen (supplied by Warwick Daily News)
Mum of three Rachel Leslie has multi-tasking down to a fine art.
So much so that while studying for her Master's degree in education, the dedicated and incredibly brave woman learnt to juggle assignment due dates with baby due dates.
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Out and about
A bit of elbow grease: Melanie Llewellyn
Came and visit us on Open Day:
Fraser Coast Campus, Sunday 5 August
Toowoomba Campus, Sunday 19 August
Springfield Campus, Sunday 26 August
Say 'hi' to your past lecturers and have some fun with our interactive activities.
At the Toowoomba campus, you can see firsthand our education robots, part of the Robot RAL-ly project. This project is one of the Faculty of Education's ongoing research projects, aimed at developing new and innovative ways to provide quality education for a broad range of students in diverse contexts.
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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) student Melanie Llewellyn is proof you can change the direction of your life at any time with hard work and discipline.
The mature aged student from Brassall recently graduated (12 May) with outstanding results including First Class Honours, the University Medal and the Early Childhood Teachers' Association Prize and has already been offered a permanent position with Education Queensland as a Prep teacher at Carole Park State School.
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Expanding your skills
Become an effective education and training professional in the fast growing Engineering sector
Introducing the newest program in Education and Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training (BETV).
Become an effective education and training professional in the fast growing Engineering sector commencing Semester 1, 2013. Specialise in: Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
The Faculty of Education offers a range of programs suited to educators passionate about Adult education and training. You may even be eligible for recognition of past qualifications and experience.