Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Steve Hutchinson visits SIS/CSU

Steve speaks at a seminar arranged at SIS during his visit to CSU on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.

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Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

Steve is Director of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the Open University. The PGCE is a unique pre-service course in initial teacher education for graduates and since its inception in 1992 it has contributed 5000 new teachers to the profession; many of whom can only train through this route.

Steve's research uses Activity Theory to investigate the problems, dilemmas and opportunities facing student teachers as they move between the university and schools; as they cross boundaries between and within each of these settings.
Prior to his appointment to the Open University in 1997 he taught music in Secondary schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

SIS res school in pictures

On Jan 29, the incoming students started a three day long residential school on Wagga campus. Here is one picture from the event.

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For more pictures, including those of students and staff going wild, visit our photo gallery in FLICKR at CSU Information Studies.

BBQ at the SIS res school

The master chefs in our BBQ team - Roy Sanders, Roy Crotty, & Bob Pymm

CSU Graduate plans new Library Building



These links take you to a website, and to a virtual tour and sound interview in which one of our BALIS & MASLIM graduates, Cathryn Harris (Library Manager, Mount Gambier Public Library ) discusses plans for the new Library building in Mt Gambier.

Cathryn says:

“Work on our new library has commenced with a completion date Nov/Dec 2009. I have attached the website below for you have a look at. The design and floor plan has taken 3 years to develop and we have looked at many libraries in Australia and New Zealand for inspiration and have tried to incorporate many of the good elements from a number of other successful libraries.”