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Staff, students sharpen skills with visiting scholar

Professor Kobus Maree visited USQ this month
It was an opportunity to learn from the best, when world-renowned psychologist Professor Kobus Maree visited the University of Southern Queensland this month.

A guest of the Faculty of Education, Professor Maree holds three doctorates and is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Professor Maree conducted a hands-on workshop for academics and doctoral students, addressing the general principles of effective academic writing and focusing on how to write abstracts and manuscript outlines, and prepare manuscripts for submission.

A second workshop addressed academic supervisors on effective principles and strategies for doctoral supervision.

Professor Maree is well-placed to teach the finer skills of academic research; he was recently awarded the Stals Prize for exceptional research and contributions to psychology, and is internationally recognised for his work and scholarship in career counselling.

Professor Patrick Danaher, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education, highlighted the value of Professor Maree's week-long visit: "It's the second time the Faculty of Education has hosted Professor Maree this year, and his visit reflects the Faculty's ongoing commitment to international collaborations and to preparing educators for global learning communities."

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