Professional Learning Hub
Our workshops and presentations are delivered by our network of experts in a wide range of disciplines including Early Childhood education, STEM education, TESOL education and more.
If you are a teacher or educational professional who would like to learn how to make a greater positive impact on your students, school and community while enhancing your knowledge, then you could benefit from our tailored workshops and events.
Throughout 2023, the School of Education has been hosting a series of research and professional learning events. If you are interested in viewing recordings please click on the link below.
News and Events
Science teachers have fun with virtual reality!
Ten science teachers from Iona Presentation College recently came to Curtin University School of Education for a professional development day. Assoc/Prof Mihye Won and her research team discussed how to encourage students’ visualisation of abstract science concepts so that they build deeper understanding and creative and critical thinking skill, all while having fun with immersive VR headsets!
Steps to Employment
The School of Education recently hosted “Steps to Employment.” A big thanks to Emma Jardine from the Department of Education WA, Sylvia Goh from the Catholic Education WA and guest speakers, principals Art Lombardi and Doug Booth.
Attendees listened to some great information on employment opportunities in education, including remote teaching options, salaries, tips on applying for jobs and scholarship opportunities.
University of Hyogo students visit Curtin
A group of students from the University of Hyogo in Japan, visited Curtin University in February 2023. The students experienced a couple of action-packed days on campus, enjoying the colour and fun of O-Week!
ASERA Conference 2022
On 28 June 2022, the School of Education at Curtin University hosted the annual ASERA (Australian Science Education Research Association) Conference. This year, conference delegates heard from over 80 presenters over the course of three days. Curtin hosted the Conference in the University’s new Architecture Design and Built Environment Building, accommodating our interstate and international guests in the new on-campus Nesuto Hotel.
Children’s Curiosity, Creativity and Great Science Questions
On Tuesday May 3 2022, the PLHub hosted a free Professional Learning Event at Curtin University: Children’s Curiosity, Creativity and Great Science Questions. Associate Professor Karen Murcia and her team, presented to an amazing group of teachers and educators about the importance of promoting children’s curiosity and creativity.
Maths Empowering Girls Day 2021
On Tuesday 30th November 2021, Curtin Professional Learning Hub hosted the Maths Empowering Girls day in partnership with The Mathematical Association of Western Australia and Penrhos College. 240 year nine girls attended, experiencing an exciting program of inspirational speakers and interactive maths workshops.
Dr Madeleine Dobson, Senior Lecturer Curtin University
‘The Professional Learning Hub are really responsive to the industries needs. They are very aware of what’s going on in the educational space, what educators, leaders and other professionals are looking for.’
Dr Vicky Absalom-Hornby, Valuing Children Initiative
‘The Professional Learning Hub at Curtin University is really inspiring, not only within the university but out in the community as well and it’s invaluable for an organisation like the Valuing Children Initiative to be part of that.’
Karen Murcia, Associate Professor Curtin University
‘The Hub brings together different perspectives and skill sets into our conferences.’