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Ms Serena Davie
BSc (Hons) (Newcastle, UK), PGCert Education (Cambridge), MEd (UNDA)
Manager, Professional Practice Officer
Phone: 9433 0156
Serena Davie is the manager of the Office of Professional Practice and in this role endeavors to ensure that all aspects of the Practicum Experience are planned and organized to facilitate the students’ success. In this role Serena oversees the training of university supervisors who mentor students throughout the practicum.
Serena has an honors degree in biochemistry from Newcastle University, a post graduate certificate in Education from Cambridge University, in England and a Masters of Education (Leadership & Management) from The University of Notre Dame.
She has taught science, mathematics and outdoor education for more than 15 years in England and Western Australia. She has taught in inner city multicultural schools in Northern England and in both metropolitan and rural schools in WA. She currently teaches some undergraduate units in mathematics and science education at Notre Dame. Serena is currently enrolled in a PhD in educational technology.
She has an interest in promoting rural and remote practicum experiences to students. She has visited communities in the Goldfields and Kimberley to establish links with schools for pre – service teachers undertaking their practicum. The number of students undertaking a rural or remote practicum has steadily increased over the last five years. Serena uses a wiki to support rural and remote students whilst on practicum.
Davie, S. (2011). Remote and Rural Practicum Stories. Blurb.com.
Davie, S., & Berlach, R. (2010). Using wikis to facilitate communication for rural, remote, and at-risk practicum students. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1), 78.