The University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle ranked in the world's top 100 for Education

The University of Newcastle Australia's education discipline has ranked in the top 100 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

The ability to shape young minds is a powerful gift. Our School of Education is among some of the best in the world and with guidance from our experienced education professionals, our students and future teachers have the ability to change lives.

With a number of different pathways available, your journey to new is varied. Studies in education can be focused on Early Childhood Teaching, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, or through an MPhil or PhD in Education. Addressing the world’s greatest challenges and developing new ways of teaching might be daunting to some, but thanks to our world-class education researchers and academics, we are ready for new. And you can be, too.

Professor Jenny Gore

Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore, School of Education

Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore

Professor Jenny Gore and Dr Julie Bowe, from the University of Newcastle’s Teaching and Teaching Research Centre, are transforming the quality of teaching in NSW with an innovative approach to professional development for teachers.

Quality Teaching Rounds, the brainchild of Gore and Bowe, enables teachers to draw on their own strengths and the advice of their peers to find creative ways of improving their practice.

Using an evidence-based model whereby small groups of colleagues watch a lesson in progress and assess performance, each teacher takes a turn to host a round – similar to medical rounds used to teach junior doctors in hospitals.

The Quality Teaching model is already used in more than 2,300 government, 300 Catholic and 30 independent schools throughout Australia. It has been shown to make lessons more intellectually engaging and challenging, improve the learning environment, and increase the significance of what is learned.

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