Western Australia’s International Education Sector: Performance and Prospects
Dec13

Western Australia’s International Education Sector: Performance and Prospects

  A new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) report on the performance and prospects for Western Australia’s International Education Sector established that Western Australia’s international student market is falling behind other Australian states and territories in international student demand and growth. The report was prepared by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, and...

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Using Technology To Enhance Learning
Oct16

Using Technology To Enhance Learning

Twenty members of WAPETIA and ACPET were today fortunate to participate in the latest of WAPETIA’s Professional Development Workshops for 2014. Ben Beaton, Director of Information Learning Technologies at Methodist Ladies College took participants through a lively two-hour session where we learned about TPACK, SAMR, TED-ED, iTUNES U and iBOOKS to name just a few acronyms. For those of you who missed out then WAPETIA hopes to hold a...

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Phoenix Academy Celebrates 25 Years

2014 marks the 25th Anniversary for Phoenix Academy. Owned and operated by Robynne and Brian Walsh, Phoenix has come a long way in 25 years when in January 1989 it welcomed its first two students Megumi and Kazuhiro Oiwa from Tokyo, Japan. In 25 years 36,000 students from 50 countries have been welcomed at the airport, settled into a loving home stay family or into the student residence and cared for in a quality language program.  In...

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Phoenix Academy leads the way in Teacher Training
Jun19

Phoenix Academy leads the way in Teacher Training

        Phoenix Academy, through its Institute for Teaching Excellence (ITE) recently launched the new DELTA Teacher Training course at its Perth campus.  The lasttime a DELTA was offered in Western Australia was in 2003, also at Phoenix.  Phoenix Academy is the only centre in Australia offering a DELTA at this time.  This 8-week intensive course is one of the best known and most popular advanced TESOL qualifications in the...

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Immigration authorities back down on SVP visa threat
Feb11

Immigration authorities back down on SVP visa threat

Overseas students who switched to a degree course at institutions outside the streamlined visa processing system before January 14 will not lose their visas. Since that date, the Immigration Department has emailed more than 1400 overseas students warning them they were in breach of visa conditions because they had left the SVP university course that brought them into the country. These students were told they had to go home and apply...

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Augmented Reality in Education: teaching tool or passing trend?
Feb12

Augmented Reality in Education: teaching tool or passing trend?

AR shouldn’t be another monster under the bed (or desk), says Judy Bloxham – used intelligently, it provides new ways for learners to access content and knowledge. What some may call an ‘unsurprising’ 71% of 16 to 24-years-olds own smartphones, so why aren’t teachers utilising these in the classroom or campus? Is the use of these devices going to detract from the learning process or contribute to future...

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