EDUCATION | Number 1 | June 2013 TheEducator education.uwa.edu.au Message from the Dean In UWA’s year of centenary celebrations, the FacultyofEducation has its eyes firmly on the future. Positioned among the top 100 universities in the world we are focused with determination on quality in all our activity. In this issue ofTheEducator, you will read about our high quality Master of Teaching courses designed to bring together top performing graduates in stimulating programs that give them the knowledge, skills and understanding to be great Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary or Music teachers. Our programs release the creativity within each participant through innovative and engaging uses of technology. Graduates of the Faculty’s initial teacher education courses are making their mark in the schools to which they are appointed. We are proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing their impact in the wider educational landscape in the years to come. Events Leadership Forum On August 16, the Graduate School ofEducation will host a forum titled ‘Transformative leaders: Driving Schools from good to great.’ The event has attracted some big name speakers including Dr Michael Chaney AO Chancellor of UWA, Dr Alec O’Connell, Headmaster Scotch College. and Frank Norton Deputy Principal Aquinas College. To find out more or to register visit www. education.uwa.edu.au/transformative L TO R INAUGURAL STUDENTS MARK AND LYNDA, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR VALERIE FAULKNER AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR MICHELLE STRIEPE Master of Teaching degrees launched in Albany The UWA FacultyofEducation has begun teaching its Master of Teaching program (Primary and Early Childhood) through the Albany Centre. This pre-service qualification, within the Albany context, enables people to engage in study without having to relocate to Perth. Mark moved to Albany a few years ago and explains “the Master of Teaching Course at UWA has provided me with the opportunity to pursue a long held interest in education, especially as a father of three young children. Upon completion, it will hopefully allow me to give something back to the local community.” Lynda’s background is drama, circus and performance. She chose this course to broaden her career prospects. She finds the course rewarding “I am gaining a deeper understanding of child development. I love working with children.” This 2 year full-time or 4 year part-time course has intensive teaching sessions, along with practical, face-to-face contact in a range of classroom environments. The program will be offered from 2013 to 2016 enabling people to enrol full-time or part-time. However, to complete the program in Albany students will need to finish the degree by the end of 2016. Please contact Anna Johansson – (email@example.com) or the Coordinator, Valerie Faulkner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any enquiries related to the Albany courses and enrolment in them.