The School of Education at Flinders University offers a comprehensive range of teaching programs from first year through to the Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels. These include teacher education programs as well as programs where education is the focus of study (for example, as part of the BA). The strong research orientation within the School contributes to a vibrant Honours Program as well as attracting many local, interstate and international students to its several Masters and two doctoral programs (PhD and EdD). Teaching and research activities are supported by a good library, modern computing facilities, gymnasium and sporting fields. Located in the foothills of Adelaide within view of both the sea and downtown, the School of Education is an ideal place to study. The academic staff include scholars with international reputations.
In the School of Education at Flinders University, these are the qualities we aim for in our BEd Graduates:
A commitment to students, their learning, flourishing and welfare.
An enthusiasm for learning and enquiry.
Confidence in their approach to classroom practice, with an ability to read and shape the contexts in which they teach, and to draw on their depth of knowledge in the fields of study that are related to their teaching.
The capacity for critical reflection on teaching practices and theories, on their own teaching and their lives, using these reflections to inform their practice.
Attitudes that engender active support of policies and practices that take account of social and individual differences and ensure that all students learn.
- Competence in decision making that is reflective, ethical, responsible and accountable.
- The capacity to negotiate effective relationships with students, teachers, parents and community members, cognizant of cultural, social, economic and political differences.
- Attention to social justice in our democratic society, acting powerfully in their classrooms, schools and communities.