Early Childhood Education
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth – 8) seeks to equip graduates with the skills to implement considered and purposeful experiences that cultivate young children’s play, learning and development in the 21st Century. In viewing our graduate teachers and young children as strong, powerful and rich in potential, the program delivers a sound understanding of the importance of play, early learning curriculum and pedagogies, social and emotional development and a contemporary understanding of documentation and leadership. Theory transfers to practice through work integrated learning and placement opportunities in a diverse and comprehensive range of birth-8 settings.
The future-focused Bachelor of Education (Primary) empowers graduates to weave together knowledge and skills, mind and context to inspire and educate young minds. Through a rigorous course of study integrated with professional practice, students develop their command of critical ideas and skills, develop their professional identity and build their capacity to create knowledge for the future alongside parents/carers, other professionals and the wider community. Graduates understand the world from multiple viewpoints and possess the relational sensitivity, competency and imagination to evaluate and adapt to rapid changes in contemporary society.
Flinders’ Bachelor of Education (Secondary) possesses an incredible range of teaching area options, helping graduates to truly follow their passions. Teachers are no longer content-specific delivery agents, and this course acknowledges these aspects and emphasises teaching to promote engaged learning with further active, experiential, authentic, ‘hands on’ learning both at the individual and collaborative level.
Secondary Education - Health and Physical Education
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Health and Physical Education) not only offers exceptional training for future health and physical educators in school settings, but also responds to demand for highly trained educators from the sports, recreation and outdoor education industries.
From the first day of study, our students are immersed in practical activities and micro-teaching situations exploring the application of teaching theory in practice. The program works closely with schools and relevant organisations to ensure the most relevant and rigorous experiences, so graduates are indeed ‘classroom ready’.
Inclusive and Specialised Education
Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) not only recognises the importance of inclusive education in today’s society, but also the need for specialised expertise required to teach diverse learners.
Our students are guided through the development of knowledge, skills and attributes that will empower them to teach in inclusive general education classrooms and specialised settings. They will learn evidence-based strategies to support all learners in gaining access to participate, progress with their learning and experience positive wellbeing. In addition to becoming literacy and numeracy specialists, students will graduate from this course with the agency and confidence to apply and adapt their knowledge and skills across a range of contexts, working effectively with the full range of learners in contemporary schools.