Statement of our Roles, Responsibilities and Values

The staff of the School of Education acknowledge their roles in working with students, colleagues and the wider community.

We see the following activities in social commentary, teaching and research as integrated, with each activity informing and complementing the others.

Our teaching role is to provide degrees in Education that are inspirational, promote an enthusiasm for learning, equip teachers with professional expertise, and develop life-long learners.  We exemplify best educational practice to our students and to the rest of the University.

Our research role is to generate, advance and promulgate knowledge that will inform the scholarly community, our industry partners and society.  Our research encompasses a variety of methods, subjects and audiences, providing information, understanding and critique. 

In our social role we advocate for cultural beliefs and public policies in which education is a means of achieving social justice. We challenge presumptions and practices which limit individuals’ potentials.

We endeavour to construct a School culture that encourages, promotes and celebrates:

  • reflection and inquiry
  • academic freedom  and integrity
  • collegiality, collaboration and respect for individuals
  • diversity and social justice