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Today's date is Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Faculty of Education
 November 2019
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several new initiatives: integrated models of instruction; new science school standards incorporating engineering and a focus on design and system thinking.

In the context of renewed STEM, we communicate to our students that we value innovation, creativity, “outside the box thinking”, “pushing boundaries”, “challenging paradigms” and “coming up with new solutions”. And yet when we see these behaviors in our young learners, we try to shut them down. Many teachers, for example, value compliant originality and conforming behavior over independent thinking. Unfortunately, a large number of students, who are defiant and don’t have the tools to adapt to the expectations in school, will disengage, lose interest and drop out of school or STEM fields. There seems to be a clash between valued STEM attributes and what is considered a student and a shift is needed in how we define “good student”, the mindset we want to foster within our schools and how to support student-teacher interaction in classrooms. This lecture will provide an overview of STEM initiatives in the US, research on student-teacher dynamics and existing frames of behavioral management, and the sketch of a new paradigm for (STEM) education based on empathy for the rebellious.

 January 2020
Wednesday 29
18:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Grammar has made a comeback! Website | More Information
Being able to deconstruct a sentence and knowing the fundamental principles of English aren't just helpful tools for learning a second language. They're skills essential to our ability to communicate effectively in almost every field. Grammar Therapy is a simple and effective introduction to English grammar for those who never learned grammar properly in school or need a refresher. This course runs over three weeks (total of 7.5 hrs).

 February 2020
Saturday 01
9:30 - TUTORIAL - Read with Speed - back by popular demand : Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension Website | More Information
Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new techniques and practise these skills. The combination of knowledge, skills and practice enables students to develop into efficient readers.
Thursday 20
16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Discovering Black Holes : FREE 4-week after school course by the Einstein-First Project for Year 7 and 8 students Website | More Information
Keen to learn more about the universe? Join a free four-week after-school course run by the Einstein-First Project for Year 7 and 8 students.
Wednesday 26
17:45 - PRESENTATION - MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening : Hear about our MBA suite of programs, including new courses for 2020. Website | More Information
If you haven't already enrolled in an MBA or Graduate Certificate, join us for an information evening on Wednesday 26 February at the UWA Business School to hear about our suite of programs. You’ll meet industry professionals, MBA Directors and some of our current students and alumni who are making their mark in business.

The course fee for our MBA Intensive program has been reduced and multiple scholarships are available every year. Come and join WA’s highest-ranking business school and grab the chance to take your career to the next level.

UWA is a member of the Group of Eight and has an outstanding reputation: we're ranked 1st in Western Australia and among the top 100 universities worldwide (QS World Rankings, 2019).



--What to expect--

We'll cover everything you need to know about these UWA MBA programs and MBA-pathway Graduate Certificates:

-MBA Intensive

-MBA Flexible

-Graduate Certificate in Business

-Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

-Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Leadership

-Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

You'll hear about various study options and what's included in each program, and gain some useful application advice. Join us for drinks and nibbles, learn about the new MBA Intensive, and decide which path is right for you.



--Event details--

5.45 PM: Registrations open

6.00 PM: Presentations and Q&A panel begins

7.00 PM: Drinks, nibbles and networking

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