Students lead symposium on educational practice

This cutting-edge TEACHING & LEARNING SYMPOSIUM, organised and delivered by students of the Graduate Diploma of Education (P-12), takes place from September 7th - 9th.  

P - 12 ArtworkThe three-day event incorporates presentations on contemporary educational practice and the future directions of education. Presentations will be on a variety of educational topics, including literacy and numeracy.  

Students will also exhibit artwork and performance pieces which portray their educational journey during their twelve month P-12 studies.
The free Symposium will be hosted by the Faculty of Education at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus, commencing 9.00am daily and will be of interest to Educational Professionals and enthusiasts.

Keynote speakers include Dr Howard Nicholas, the Director of the Centre for Regional Education, and Professor Ramon Lewis, internationally renowned specialist in Classroom Management research and techniques.

The student Art Exhibition will be available for viewing from Monday 7th September in the David Mann Library.  Individual and group performances by students will commence at 3.30pm, Wednesday 9th September.

According to P-12 student, Loretta McNaught, “It’s such an exciting time to be joining the teaching profession. With the pending implementation of the National Curriculum, teaching and learning are progressing in an innovative direction.  Our challenge as new teachers will be to inspire students to think imaginatively in order to develop creative solutions for the problems of the future.” 

“This year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium is an important learning event for our P-12 students, which doubles as an assessment task and teaches them a variety of valuable organisational and communication skills,” stated Dr Kim Keamy, Academic & Postgraduate Research Coordinator within the Faculty of Education at the Albury-Wodonga Campus of La Trobe University.

For further information and interview/photo opportunities, contact P-12 student, Loretta McNaught on 0424 931460.

For more information on the Graduate Diploma of Education (P-12) course, contact Dr Keamy on (02) 6024 9822 or mobile 0428 506791.