Flinders University is building mutually beneficial partnerships with schools, early learning centres and organisations to improve the quality of pre-service education and the teaching profession more broadly.
Negotiation is underway with key stakeholders to develop Partnership Agreements which aim to support site and University priorities and offer benefits such as reduced fees for post graduate study and free professional learning days.
STEM Partnerships Conference - 21st July 2017
The Flinders University Site Partnerships STEM conference was held on Friday 21st July at the Australian Science and Maths School with over 90 educators, site leaders, sector and industry representatives plus Flinders’ staff and students coming together to explore the big issues, and innovative approaches for advancing STEM education.
Leaders Forum - 9th March 2017
A Leaders Forum attended by 51 site leaders was held on 9th March from 4-6 pm at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct. This provided an opportunity for dialogue regarding new developments in Initial Teacher Education (ITE), growing the profession and Flinders University’s partnership benefits.
Our education staff have been visiting individual schools and early learning centres to discuss how to better support professional experience placements, connect with site priorities and the professional learning needs of teachers.
Partnerships Professional Learning Day - 28th April 2017
The Inaugural Partnerships Professional Learning Day on Mentoring pre-service education and early career teachers was held on 28 April. This was attended by 56 teachers from sites that mentor Flinders’ pre-service teachers. The day focussed on the attributes and skills of effective mentoring, unpacking the AITSL Standards, gathering and annotating quality evidence for an e-portfolio as well as successful professional experience initiatives.
If you would like further information, please contact:
Professor Lindsey Conner
Dean People and Resources
Ms Jackie Thomson
Director of Professional Experience