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Date: 07 May

‘Virtual’ graduation honours UNE high achiever


Published date: 07/05/2020

While COVID-19 has put a hold on many graduations, one UNE education student was able to celebrate hers in the virtual realm last week. As a gaming-like avatar being manipulated from the real world, PhD graduate Merle Hearns received the prestigious Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Medal for her thesis and virtual learning environment designed for a […]

Date: 27 Apr

“I don’t think teaching will be the same”


Published date: 27/04/2020

“I don’t think teaching will be the same. It’s scary, but exciting.” When Tammy Clarke finally embarked on her lifelong dream to become a teacher, she didn’t expect something like a global virus pandemic to enter the equation. “I always wanted to be a teacher, but I left school at 14 and had my first […]

Date: 01 Apr

‘We were young parents grasping at straws’: Alison’s experience to help shape new resources for Defence families


Published date: 01/04/2020

Coming across an article in The Sector about a UNE project developing new resources for young children in Defence families must have felt like serendipity for early childhood educator and military spouse Alison Tammen. “As an early childhood educator and Defence spouse, I thought, ‘this is awesome’! It also struck me because it was from […]

Date: 16 Dec

“I love being part of the UNE family”


Published date: 16/12/2019

Fitting PhD studies in around a career as a school deputy principal might have its challenges, but passionate learner and new graduate Trish Grace says the experience has been “absolutely invigorating”. Trish began studying education with UNE as an undergraduate student through distance education, which allowed her to stay at home with her three young […]

Date: 05 Dec

Neville Crew Memorial Lecture: Adult literacy and closing the gap


Published date: 05/12/2019

[Lecture delivered 4 December] For 10 million people worldwide, access to learning would not have been possible without an adult literacy learning model that’s now transforming Aboriginal communities in western NSW. The Literacy for Life Foundation utilises an adult education model developed in Cuba and rolled out in 30 countries, to combat low adult literacy […]

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