Flinders University seeks to foster excellence, innovation and flexibility in teaching in order to enrich the learning environment and enhance effective learning by its students.

It accepts that all learning must involve a complex interplay of active and receptive processes, but teaching at Flinders is underpinned by the assumption that students should, as much as possible, be engaged as active participants in the learning process. It follows that ideas and views expressed as part of that active engagement ought to be appreciated and respected by others involved in the learning and teaching process.