Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)
What's the key to effective learning in contemporary and future environments? This brief presentation reflects on the need to create a sustainable learning ecology that is shaped by the ubiquity of information, globally responsive pedagogical practices, and driven by collaboration and informal learning in multiple and diverse digital pathways.
What our students say
Bachelor of Education (K-12)
"When considering my course options, I knew I wanted to do teaching ─ that was definite. I just wasn’t sure whether I wanted to teach Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary. I’ve always loved art and history, so I considered these subjects when picking my course. I also wanted to study locally. I lived in Orange and wasn’t too keen on studying in a big metropolitan city. The closest university was Charles Sturt University (CSU)."
"While studying, I’ve learnt to be more confident in how I address others and how I represent myself. I’ve learnt that it’s inevitable you will make mistakes, but the key is to learn from them. I’ve learned to professionally talk with adults, peers and teachers, as well as how to deal with tricky situations regarding children’s learning. That said, there’s still plenty more to learn!
"My course has a large workplace component and I’ve been on four work placements to date. I’ve found the placements to be really interesting and engaging and I’m putting what I’m learning into practice! I’ve taught twice at schools in Orange, volunteered for an After-School Care Program and lived away from home for three weeks while I did placement at Wyangala Dam Public School. It’s an eye-opening experience, and while the first day is always nerve-wracking, it’s definitely worth it.
"The staff at CSU have been incredibly supportive. The lecturers are always passionate about what they teach, which makes it a lot easier to learn. They provide after-hour support, are both critical and encouraging in marking, and are also encouraging in class.
"Some of my most memorable CSU experiences have been day trips around Bathurst to visit historical places for the history component of my course. I am majoring in Modern History and I’ve been on excursions to historical houses and antique shops. This hands-on learning is incredibly beneficial and fun!
"CSU is unique in its familiarity and it is comforting going to a university that’s close to home and is the same sort of environment as what I grew up in. Being regional, there are so many opportunities to visit places and make a name for myself. CSU is a wonderful university with loads of great opportunities waiting to be seized."
Malerie Borbath, Principal,
Halton District School Board
"I am thoroughly enjoying the CSU experience. The online format provides the flexibility I need and the nature of the assignments ensures that I think critically about current topics in educational research. As a result of my own learning, I am better able to engage my staff in discussions relevant to student learning."
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Follow on study:
- I found that this course was a perfect fit to increase my knowledge of international issues in education.
Curious about educating our future leaders?
- CSU’s innovative Bachelor of Education (K-12) means you graduate qualified to teach in both primary and secondary schools. With more flexibility and greater employment options, what are you waiting for?
Sharon Gwyn - Master of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Sharon Gwyn shares her experiences of studying with two young children, and the support she received while studying at CSU.
- "Some people say workplace learning can be a waste of time. However when it comes to education courses, this isn’t the case! By undertaking practical placements, as a pre-service teacher it allows you to practice what you have been taught and actually allow you to figure out if the profession you are training in is actually for you. Prac placements have been highly beneficial for me as it has allowed me to utilise what I have learnt and tweak my teaching to suit my personality and the way my students like to learn. It has also enabled me to put in behaviour management techniques that are completely different to what I was taught at University, as they do not always work. Teaching is like being a chameleon. You need to adapt to different factors that always change."
Chloe Sanders - Bachelor of Education (K-12)
- "CSU is a wonderful university with loads of great opportunities waiting to be seized."
- "I was looking for a course that would provide me with the knowledge, opportunity and academic support to carry out a research project connected to my work."
Leading into the future
- What's the key to effective learning in contemporary and future environments? This brief presentation reflects on the need to create a sustainable learning ecology that is shaped by the ubiquity of information, globally responsive pedagogical practices, and driven by collaboration and informal learning in multiple and diverse digital pathways.
- "I am thoroughly enjoying the CSU experience. The online format provides the flexibility I need and the nature of the assignments ensures that I think critically about current topics in educational research."