Hear from our students and graduates from the School of Education.

Education Awards showcase excellence amongst recent graduates

Recent graduates from our School of Education have been recognised for their academic achievements and commitment to the field of teaching at the School’s annual awards ceremony.

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Primary Education

A joy to teach

Many people aspire to be as happy in their work as Kendall Schuts. A primary school teacher in Geraldton ­– a regional port city four-hour’s drive north of Perth, Western Australia – Schuts spends her workdays among the eager smiles and laughter of a class of five- and six-year-olds.

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Tracy Bennett, BEd (Primary Education) via Open Universities Australia

“My passion for what I was learning inspired me to achieve something I didn’t think I was capable of. I didn’t only get a Bachelor of Education from the last four years – I made amazing friends and I developed a belief in myself that was never there before. And this was all achieved from the other end of a computer.”

Jared Bruning, BEd (Primary Education) (Hons)

“It’s amazing to experience the innovative lessons that seem to “take off” as it were and help students become engaged and excited about their learning, almost to the point at times that they’d rather not let the lesson end. I think in a number of ways this reality flows out of what my tutors and lecturer modelled for me. In a number of units I had tutors who pursued excellence in their work, set a high standard and communicated their knowledge, understandings and passions in an engaging and interesting way. Because of that I wanted to learn and they in turn inspired me to teach well!”

Secondary Education

Education student gets a taste of Singapore through New Colombo Plan

Many education students find it difficult landing an opportunity to teach overseas, but that doesn’t apply to Curtin University secondary education student Leanne Duong, who recently undertook a one-month teaching placement in Singapore.

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Educational Studies

Want to stop worrying? Try improv

Every day, life throws something unexpected our way. We might blank on a presentation, have to contribute to a group discussion or be forced to talk to a stranger. Curtin education graduate and improvisation specialist Glenn Hall believes these moments shouldn’t be feared: they should be embraced.

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Robert writes 447-page novel using voice recognition

Twenty-five-year-old Robert Kooy, Japanse major, has achieved something many people only dream about – writing his own novel – and he has done it using voice recognition software.

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Master of Education

Kimberley Goh, Master of Education

“Since completing my Master of Education, I have been offered the opportunity to undertake doctoral study at Curtin and am currently working towards completing a PhD in the area of feedback and formative assessment. At the same time, I am continuing to do what I love doing – teaching primary school students and learning together with them at the lovely school where I work!”

achievements from research degrees