A Life Lived Alongside Brush Turkeys, Whipbirds – and Academics

26 November, 2020

A Life Lived Alongside Brush Turkeys, Whipbirds – and Academics By Erica Cervini A fascination with ecology has led Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles to devote her life to doing ground-breaking research in environmental education and in improving ecological literacy in schools. As a child, Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles built forts and rode her bike to school every day. She […]

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Challenging Teachers’ Belief Systems

10 November, 2020

Challenging Teachers’ Belief Systems   By Erica Cervini   Kim Beswick realised from an early age how teachers’ belief systems can influence their expectations of students. This awareness has guided Professor Beswick’s teaching and research. Kim Beswick’s teacher once accused of her cheating because she didn’t think that a student from her background could have […]

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Following in her teacher’s “magical” footsteps

28 October, 2020

Following in her teacher’s “magical” footsteps   By Erica Cervini After studying Indonesian in the first year of high school, Lesley Harbon decided to pursue a career in teaching languages. Later, she began researching issues related to cultural awareness and language teaching.   In her first year of high school, Lesley Harbon became mesmerised by […]

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Offering new knowledge and exposing misconceptions about Early Career Teachers

8 October, 2020

A new book co-edited by Michele Simons reveals her love for research and for debunking misconceptions about education. -A member profile by Erica Cervini-   Michele Simons knew that if she wanted to pursue research she would have to join the academy. It was a goal she relished. “I just fell in love with doing […]

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2020 NSW Council of Deans of Education Conference (20 August 2020)

22 August, 2020

Our annual conference was hosted by Southern Cross University’s School of Education on 20 August 2020. The event was held via Zoom on the theme of “Education in times of Disruption: Criticality, Creativity and Connectedness”. The program is available here.

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Transforming lives

13 November, 2019

Reflecting on what happens in the classroom and using current research are keys to making good decisions about students’ learning, says Mary Ryan.

Member profile by Erica Cervini

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Studying teaching online has benefits for many

11 November, 2019

Students and graduates explain why online study is the best fit for them, while an education professor debunks myths about off-campus education courses.

Article by Erica Cervini

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An inquiring mind challenges education stereotypes

7 October, 2019

Sue Bennett went from studying physics to doing leading research into digital literacy. Along the way she has questioned educational concepts including that of the “digital native”.

Member profile by Erica Cervini

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Rethink the “best and brightest” strategy

5 October, 2019

Politicians and policy-makers often say that education programs must admit the best and brightest students. But Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg argues that this term must be challenged to ensure students understand what it means to be a teacher.

Article by Erica Cervini

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2019 Conference – Leading the Profession: ITE and Beyond

28 September, 2019

The 2019 Conference, “Leading the Profession: ITE and Beyond”, was held at the University of New South Wales from 29-30 July.

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