UWA Success Through Educational Excellence Program
This program recognises the essential role that teachers have in delivering excellent educational outcomes. The program helps to develop teachers’ research capabilities through the Postgraduate Research Forum and recognises excellence in teaching through the Prizes.
The UWA Fogarty Foundation Research Forum is an annual event supported by the Fogarty Foundation and hosted by the UWA Graduate School of Education.
The forum provides Higher Degree by Research students with an opportunity to showcase their education-related research and receive valuable feedback from the education research community in Western Australia.
The Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum in 2019 presented 23 abstracts. The number of abstracts submitted increases each year, as does the breadth of where the students are studying.
This year students from the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and Curtin University took part. The forum is led by a student committee and brings together some of the best research in education in Western Australia. Sharing this information with fellow students and across universities enables a broad and valuable dissemination of knowledge.
My studies at UWA have stimulated and challenged me in equal measure and I am now looking forward to combining the new skills I learned during my masters studies with those I already possess as a result of my previous teaching experience in the tertiary education sector. I intend to pursue a career in primary education and to use the Fogarty Foundation prize money for a purpose that aligns with the Foundation’s aims to improve the quality of education for young people in Western Australia.
Prizes awarded through the UWA Success through Educational Excellence Program recognise excellence in pre-service and postgraduate teaching students. In 2019, the Fogarty Foundation awarded prizes in the following areas:
- Highest WAM in the Master of Teaching
- Best piece of research in the Doctor of Education
- Master of School Leadership Prize
For more information or to apply for the forum, visit the UWA Graduate School of Education