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Today's date is Sunday, May 28, 2017
Faculty of Education
 February 2017
Monday 20
8:45 - STUDENT EVENT - Initial Teacher Induction - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary & Secondary) Website | More Information
Orientation program for the 2017 cohort of Master of Teaching students.

First year students enrolled in any of the MTeach specialisations (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary) must attend.
Tuesday 21
8:45 - STUDENT EVENT - Initial Teacher Induction - Graduate Diploma of Education Website | More Information
Orientation program for the 2017 cohort of Graduate Diploma of Education

 March 2017
Wednesday 01
15:00 - SEMINAR - WEBINAR: Getting Started with Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education : This webinar will concentrate on: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; effective assessment design; and giving effective feedback Website | More Information
Starting out with assessment can be terrifying. People often ask themselves questions like: How do I know how good this work is? There are such diverse responses how do I know which ones are the highest quality? How do I know if my marks match up to those of my fellow assessors? How much damage will I do to a student if I get their mark wrong? How much feedback should I give to students? What kinds of tone should I adopt? Is it more important to concentrate on telling the student about the things they have done wrong, or to give them advice on how to improve on the next assignment, or both? How am I going to cope with the workload? How do I set about designing a decent assignment for my module? How will I know if it is too easy or too hard? What kind of assessment methods should I use? Should I just stick to exams and MCQs or maybe try something a bit different? How risky would that be and what will happen to me if I stuff things up?

These are the kinds of questions we will address in this webinar, for those new to assessing in higher education, which will concentrate on matters including: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; Effective Assessment design; and Giving effective feedback.

The session won't provide cast-iron solutions to all these questions but will provide support and practical advice to those new in role as HE assessors.

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Further information: The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics. Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia. Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at transformingassessment.com
Monday 06
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what itís like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.
Wednesday 08
11:00 - STAFF EVENT - Encouraging Connected Learners Website | More Information
At UWA we are invigorating learning, teaching and research through digital transformation. This is evident in a number of Education Futures Scholarships awarded to various academics over the past two years.

In this one hour session, Learning Technologist Ezrina Fewings will discuss how the concept of Ďconnectednessí could be one pathway in encouraging students to explore experiential learning and apply their understanding to real world opportunities using various technologies.

Participants will hear about:

*examples on how learners can engage technologies to increase their experiential learning.

*examples on how educators can adopt Education 3.0 principles to expand their teaching practices.

*successful projects funded by the Education Futures Scholarships program which engage connected learning.

Encouraging your learners to develop their critical thinking skills and become efficient connectors can be a great strategy towards Education 3.0 at UWA.

Please register your attendance for this event through the Eventbrite link provided.
Tuesday 21
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Teach English in Spain! : Visit by the Spanish Education Adviser, Spanish Embassy More Information
Would you like to spend some time in Spain teaching English? The Spanish Embassy has the right program for you.

Come to an information session about the Language assistants program in Spain tailored for Australian university students and graduates. You will have the opportunity to hear from Manuel Moreno Alcauce, Education Advisor at the Spanish Embassy.

 May 2017
Tuesday 23
14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - How does environmental education influence sense of place : A study of primary students from two Bedouin settlements as they engage in reclaiming a nearby contaminated waterway. More Information
This study focuses on the residents of two Bedouin settlements (Um Betin and Alsaid), located on the banks of Hebron Stream. Hebron Stream is constantly contaminated with sewage runoff, and mounds of additional waste are dumped along its banks. Reclaiming Hebron Stream will require the cooperation of all the bodies and authorities located on its route, and allow local communities to get involved, and encourage active environmental citizenship.

The study presented here relies on a place-based learning dynamic that aims to promote environmental sustainability in the context of place and community. The purpose of this study is to identify the particular patterns and characteristics of learning in a natural, place-identity and nature attachment that includes social and cultural aspects. Our study follows groups of fifth and sixth graders (n=200), from the nearby Bedouin settlements as they go through a two-year place-based learning program at Hebron Stream and its surroundings. The programís goals are to acquaint the students with the area surrounding Hebron Stream and it natural elements and to raise their awareness of its manmade environmental problems. Beyond this, the program also engages the students in active work and personal experience, aiming to promote creativity, encourage place identity and nature attachment, and hone observational skills.

 June 2017
Tuesday 27
9:00 - EVENT - Introductory Statistics Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

 July 2017
Friday 14
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what itís like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.

 September 2017
Monday 25
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what itís like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.

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