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.”
The story of steel maps the job future for car workers
While the car industry may no longer remain viable in Australia, the workers’ skills are far from redundant, writes human geographer and Director of UOW's Global Challenges Program, Professor Chris Gibson.
Graduate takes injury prevention to SES’ front line
State Emergency Services (SES) members in NSW are exposed to special workplace risks in unpredictable environments.
Research links famous ballad to birth of ALP
Research by a PhD student in UOW’s School of Humanities and Social Inquiry has uncovered a much earlier version of one of Australia's most famous folk songs, linking it to a strike which almost caused a civil war and led to the birth of the Australian Labor Party.
UOW going digital for an Early Start to children's learning
New forms of interactive digital learning and classroom-to-home connectivity are transforming early years education in New South Wales thanks to a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning pioneered at the University of Wollongong.