Thursday, October 29, 2015

World Teachers' Day - October 30, 2015

Are you in a lecture today, discovering the world? Are you tramping about in fields or poised over a microscope?  Please take a moment on Friday to thank your lecturers and your tutors in person. Why? Because "university teachers can be considered as those who, above all, incite their students into discovering the world that they do not yet know and into probing new scientific and cultural realities, imbuing them with the spirit of the great explorers"
(Bara, 2014, p. 747).

World Teachers' Day was established by UNESCO twenty-one years ago and is celebrated in more than 100 countries on 5 October. Because Queenslanders have Labour Day and school holidays around this time we celebrate on the last Friday of October each year.

For all students studying education - it's your day too- so share your stories online about great teachers and teaching with the hashtags #worldteachersday and #jcu.

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