UNE to help establish education research centre in the Philippines
The University of New England has won a $6 million AusAID grant to set up a National Research Centre for Teacher Quality in the Philippines.
The nationally competitive grant will fund a project in which staff members from the UNE-based National Centre of Science, ICT and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR National Centre) will help the Philippines Normal University (PNU) to establish the new Centre on PNU’s Manila campus.
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$558,000 boost for UNE’s Asia ConneXions program
The University of New England’s Asia ConneXions project has been awarded $558,000 by the Australian Government through the National Broadband Network – Enabled Education and Skills Services (NBN-EESS) program. The Asia ConneXions project was one of 12 projects picked for the NBN-EESS program nationwide, and the only one from UNE and Armidale.
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Teach Learn Share Database
Both the QuickSmart Programs have been accepted into the Teach Learn Share Database.
The Teach, Learn, Share database is a national resource where educators and education systems can share their most effective approaches to literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in Australia.
The database includes descriptions of successful literacy and numeracy initiatives being delivered in a diverse range of school settings, and provides links to relevant research in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
For more information visit http://www.teachlearnshare.gov.au/
Secondary students enjoy the challenge of UNE Maths Day
Keen young mathematicians from 39 secondary schools throughout northern NSW met at the University of New England last Friday (11 May) for a day of stimulating competition.
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AHS claim math prize
Armidale High School Principal, Anne Matley, shared a mathematical moment with Year 8 students who were more than happy to discuss their experiences at the annual Year 8 Mathematics Day held at the University of New England on Friday, May 11.
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Australian-Korean ConneXion meets Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard while in Korea met with students from Gyeseong Catholic Girls High School who are involved in the Australian-Korean ConneXion Project supported by SiMERR. The event was covered by local and national news. Links to some of these videos and articles follow.
SiMERR Website Gets a New Look
Happy Christmas from everyone at the SiMERR National Centre. In honor of the occasion the SiMERR website has been given a new look. I hope you all like it. You can see the new look SiMERR website at http://www.une.edu.au/simerr.
Two UNE programs named as finalists at Innovation Awards
Two education programs based at the University of New England were finalists in this year’s Northern Inland Innovation Awards.
The annual awards were presented at the end of October during a special event in Gunnedah organised by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland.
The two UNE finalists were in the “Research and Education” category. They were the University’s School of Rural Medicine, for its annual “whole body dissection surgical anatomy” course, and the team behind the QuickSmart numeracy and literacy intervention program for school students.
Boost to live video links with Korean schoolrooms
An innovative project that is enabling school students in Australia and South Korea to visit each other’s classrooms via the Internet was strengthened by the signing of new international agreements at the University of New England last week.
The day (Thursday 8 September) began with a videoconferencing link between students at Armidale’s Ben Venue Public School and their counterparts at Cheongsol Primary School in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Representatives of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, UNE, and two leading IT companies visited Ben Venue School to observe the Australian end of the live link.
Secondary students ’stretched and encouraged’ at Maths Day
Mathematics students from secondary schools throughout northern NSW and from as far south-west as Dubbo got together at the University of New England on Friday to share their enthusiasm for maths in a day of stimulating competition.
More than 200 students from 32 schools, accompanied by teachers and parents, travelled to UNE to take part in the University’s annual Year 8 Mathematics Day, which is now in its 17th year. Working in 55 teams of four, the students enjoyed an experience of cooperative problem solving and applying mathematics to real-life scenarios.