ERC Updates

From the Director of Learning & Teaching

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Professor Shirley Agostinho and Dr Peter Andersen from the University of Wollongong met with Mr Mark Tyler and Mr Gerry Sozio to discuss a collaborative project with UOW (specifically with the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) to co-design units of work underpinned by the Cross Curriculum Priority, Sustainability and the General Capability of Critical and Creative Thinking.

CABAH’s research work is focused on understanding Australia’s unique biodiversity and heritage. This involves tracking the changes to Australia’s environment to examine the processes responsible for the changes and the lessons that can be used to continue to adapt to Australia’s changing environment. Professor Agostinho and Dr Andersen are both from the School of Education and their involvement in CABAH is to work with teachers to translate CABAH’s ‘new knowledge’ into educational materials through a co-design approach.

UOW will collaborate with Edmund Rice College where a small group of teachers and students will work with a CABAH researcher, Associate Professor Tim Cohen, to co-design educational materials based on the scientific knowledge uncovered by CABAH from their climate research projects. These educational materials will feed into the Geography learning and teaching program. Two Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) specialists will also take part in the day to provide support about integrating the Cross Curriculum Priority, Sustainability and the General Capability of Critical and Creative Thinking.

Six Year 10 students and four teachers, led by Mr Tyler, will attend be attending UOW on Thursday 10 November 2022 to co-design units of work to be implemented at the College. In 2023, UOW will follow up with our College to discuss the implementation of the units of work.

This is an amazing authentic learning experience for our students and teachers where they will have the opportunity to work with UOW academics/researchers.


A reminder that a parent information session, targeting the use of Edrolo, has been organised for parents/carers of Year 11 students. The presentation will be in the form of a Zoom Webinar.

Details of the event are as follows:

Presenter: Penny Hewett Lee (Edrolo)
Date: Thursday 3 November 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

The following will be covered during the presentation:

* Introduction to Edrolo.
* How their son can use Edrolo as a revision tool and to become exam-ready.
* Tips for parents on how to support their son and their use of Edrolo at home.

We hope to see as many parents and their sons attend the Zoom Webinar as possible.


With the Year 7 to 10 Examination Block commencing this term, the following modules available on the Study Skills handbook may support your son in preparing for these exams. Parents/carers are encouraged to access these modules with their son(s).

To access these modules, go and login with these details:

Username: edmundrice
Password: 13achieve

Mr Sozio
Director of Learning & Teaching