Leading boys to learning

Dr Males found his PhD studies at Notre Dame allowed him to apply research principles of gathering data, analysing that data and then applying the findings to reviewing policy and curriculum in his role as Head of the Primary School at Aquinas College.

“Having the opportunity to influence a young learner and to help them on their pathway is something really rewarding,” the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduate said.  

His research degree focussed on how a one-to-one laptop program could boost the literacy and numeracy outcomes on boys’ education in WA.

My studies have helped me to look at things with rigour and apply a more research-based approach to determine what matters when it comes to teaching and learning.

Dr Males said Notre Dame had the ability to ensure it paid attention to the needs of postgraduate students.

“Notre Dame has a great sense of community, it’s very personable and it makes you realise your value as a student,” Dr Males said.

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