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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Australia Day awards and honours for academics and community members

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Tuesday 31 January 2023

$8 million committed to Bushfire and Natural Disaster Centre

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UOW hosts its largest educational leadership conference

UOW has hosted the largest ever Educational Leadership Conference, with close to 300 delegates attending on Friday 21 February.

Inaugural StatsWeek event a great success

The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) hosted more than 100 professional and academic researchers during StatsWeek 2014 in early February.

Scientists create artificial muscles from fishing line

Ordinary, everyday fishing line has been used to produce artificial muscles with super-human strength.

Conference addresses challenges ahead for school leaders

Three of Australia’s leading educationalists will spearhead the University of Wollongong's 13th Educational Leadership Conference on Friday 21 February.

Visionary leaves health legacy

The visionary academic who drove the development of the University of Wollongong’s Medical School described it as “everything I could have hoped for” at his farewell function on Tuesday 11 February.

UOW Professor to join Australian education review

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Eeva Leinonen has been appointed to the eight-member Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group that was announced by Minister for Education Hon Christopher Pyne last week. In an opinion piece published by the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 February Mr Pyne said teacher quality had been neglected for too long, despite it being one of the most important factors in maintaining a prolific education system. Professor Leinonen will work with the seven other appointed TEMAG members to examine current methods of teaching and learning, subject content and ways of improving in-school experience opportunities. Professor Leinonen said: “I am honoured and excited about the opportunity to be one of the academic members contributing to this important working group. “It’s vital that we provide education programs that are world class and equip the teachers of tomorrow with the skills and experience they need to deliver quality education in the classroom.”

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Expertise: Children and physical activity, sedentary behaviour, motor skills

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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