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Education summit prepares creative educators of tomorrow

How can teachers use creativity in the classroom to engage students and enhance learning? How can students develop their creative thinking and learning capacities? These questions were explored at the Queensland Creativity Summit on Tuesday, June 12. Hosted by Griffith University’s School of Education and Professional Studies, with the support of the Queensland College of […]
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Master’s opens door to teaching career

It was while completing his honours in psychology at a Gold Coast school that Phillip Pearce first realised teaching would become his raison d’etre. “I always had a passion for child developmental psychology, discovered I loved being in a school environment and so enrolled in the Master of Primary Teaching at Griffith,’’ he said. “My […]
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PL Hub partners with photographer, Steve Parish to improving teacher skills and wellbeing

Renowned nature photographer Steve Parish has partnered with Griffith University’s Professional Learning Hub to deliver photography courses to Queensland teachers. Teaming with Dr Alison Sammel from the School of Education and Professional Studies the online courses would help improve teachers’ communication skills as well as enhancing personal and professional fulfillment. The need for a multi-skilled, […]
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From village girl to Associate Professor

A ‘70s alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the present Associate Professor of Professional and Practice Based Learning at Griffith University, Associate Professor Sarojni Choy (nee Naidu) came as a student to USP in 1976 and graduated with a Diploma of Science in 1978. Dr Choy describes her experiences at USP […]
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Shifting sands: A brief cultural immersion for Griffith staff

Four Griffith university staff, including Dean and Head of School Professor Donna Pendergast, had the opportunity to travel to Riyadh, for the First Forum on Educational Professional Development, which was hosted by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia. The Griffith Program, within the Khebrat initiative, is jointly delivered by the Griffith English Language Institute […]
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Alumni

Katrin powers to gold on Gold Coast roads

Team Griffith claims twelfth win at GC2018
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Alumni

Gail’s a driving force for Logan migrant community

The opportunity and belief are there to build communities of hope and justice in Australia, says migrant advocate and award-winning Griffith alumnus Gail Ker OAM
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Australian first: Student teacher exchange agreement with Singapore

Griffith University’s School of Education and Professional Studies and the National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University signed the first pre-service student teacher exchange agreement between Australia and Singapore. Starting from July this year, Singaporean teaching students will have the opportunity to undertake their professional placement in Southeast Queensland through the exchange agreement […]
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Autism workshop in Brazil

Professor Jacqui Roberts from the Autism Centre of Excellence recently returned from running a 4-day workshop for professionals working with people with autism in Porto Alegre and surrounding areas in the south of Brazil. While resources for the autism community are scarce and hard to access in Brazil, the issues for those with autism and […]
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Alumni

First encounter leads to three degrees in family affair

Mother reflects on daughters' Griffith experience
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High anxiety in young children with autism – study

A new Griffith University study has found young children with autism display high levels of anxiety symptoms.
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Griffith Enterprise

Research partnership with NRL to improve sports participation

Research into sports activity in Australian children suggests that non-elite participants are losing interest in sport more rapidly and disengaging, not just from sport, but all physical activity. While the leading sports keep growing, their supporting communities are struggling. It once seemed the sporting fields of suburban and rural Australia churned out world champions at […]
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Citations honour outstanding Griffith teachers

The 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, have been announced by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.  
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My Mum is a Parasite Scientist. That’s RAD!

“My Mum is a Parasite Scientist. That’s RAD!” is the first of a series of books which was launched during Queensland National Science Week last month. The aim of That’s RAD! Science series is to inspire in children an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through engaging picture books written by Queensland women […]
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Cross-cultural experiential learning in health and sports science education

In early June, the School of Education and Professional Studies delivered an intensive course to 13 students and 1 academic visiting from the Education University of Hong Kong. This program saw the students participate in lectures by Dr Ben Williams and Dr Kay Hartwig. They also were involved in skill development sessions run by Mark […]
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Alumni

Griffith announces squad for Women’s Aon Uni 7s Series

Elite stars to join 26-strong group
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Alumni

Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes

Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes.
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Principals key to inclusive education

Principals should lead the way in adopting a whole-school approach to the education of all students, including those with autism and other disabilities. According to autism expert Professor Jacqueline Roberts, Director of Griffith University’s Autism Centre of Excellence, it is essential for principals to lead the training of teachers about autism and spread that knowledge throughout the […]
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