At the UNSW School of Education, we understand your learning and professional development does not stop after you complete a bachelor or master's degree in education. As a leading university in teacher education, we provide a broad range of study modes from online education to short courses and higher education degrees. Our short and online course offering is constantly evolving to meet teacher education needs.
Our current opportunities for short course and online education utilise technology to help improve our offering of special education, educational leadership and gifted education. Our online teaching courses are led by renowned academics such as Iva Strnadová, Professor in Special and Inclusive Education and Disability Studies. At the UNSW School of Education, we deliver in-person and online programs across a broad spectrum of professional learning courses to help you up-skill and advance your career as a school teacher or education professional.
23 May - 6 June
Students on the autism spectrum deserve high quality education. High quality education recognises students’ dignity, builds on students’ strengths, and is grounded in high expectations, self-determination development and use of evidence-based practices. This course is intended to upskill all relevant practitioners to provide high quality education to students on the autism spectrum in any educational setting.
Teachers have been described as facing “unprecedented pressure” due to soaring disability rates, with the number of students on the autism spectrum increasing by almost 15 per cent per year. Added to this, “there are fewer staff trained to support them as the number of special education graduates fall” (Baker, 2019).
The course features a strong emphasis on individualised expert guidance, rich, lived experience accounts, guest speakers, and collaborative reflective routines spread across a two-week period. Live face-to-face sessions and self-paced guided online modules cover two broad domains:
Evidence-Based Practice for Social and Communication Skills and Sensory Issues
Please note there are two compulsory live lecture sessions: 23 May and 6 June. These sessions start at 9 am and conclude at 1pm.
School Transitions, Collaboration with Families, and Life-Span Perspective
Professional Learning in Visual Arts Education with Dr Karen Maras
12 - 15 July, 2022
9.30am - 4.30pm
UNSW Sydney and Art Gallery of New South Wales
This course provides a unique opportunity for teachers seeking professional learning in visual arts or students enrolled in the Master of Education to investigate artworks from the AGNSW in conjunction with investigations of the research and pedagogy of critical interpretation in art education.
You will engage first-hand with selected artworks and research these by applying the practices of the critic and the historian. This research, combined with in-depth learning about the development of critical interpretation as a form of reasoning in classroom exchanges, will inform your further work in designing and implementing high-quality teaching and learning programs in visual arts. Consideration will be given to how you can support students to build interpretations in the classroom of artworks that reflect the diversity of discourses within international contemporary art.
Course content will address:
Engaging in this course will deepen your knowledge and understanding of ways you can support students’ learning in K-12 Visual Arts. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies you can use to support students to adopt the role of the critic and construct and represent informed points of view about the meaning/s of art.
Dates, times, locations:
Offered in intensive mode, this 4-day course will be offered in UNSW Trimester 2 to coincide with July School Holidays NSW.
Professional Learning with Associate Professor Tony Loughland and AIS Education Consultant: Teaching and Learning, Jorja Marum.
This course can be organised as an in-service delivered to a group of teachers at your school. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about an in-service.
Interested in this course and would like an update when future sessions become available? Email us at email@example.com.
The third level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers requires that Highly Accomplished Teachers be able to demonstrate with evidence that they are able to support and assist less experienced colleagues with all aspects of their professional knowledge, practice and professional engagement.
Our mentoring workshops enable teacher mentor and coach to build upon their current knowledge and skills to be effective in a standard-based professional learning culture.
All three workshops draw from a range of resources, including research articles, policy documents, pro-formas and video excerpts. The interactive and collaborative tasks allow participants the opportunity to practise the skills of mentoring in an enjoyable learning environment.
This course enables teachers to access Recognition of Prior Learning.
The UNSW School of Education provides professional learning programs and consultancies to education departments around Australia and to state, Catholic and independent schools. Our presenters are current academics with many years of experience and expertise from successful teaching careers, with a wealth of educational knowledge.
Our events feature renowned academics who specialise in a variety of areas, including: