Professional Learning Programs for International Groups
Professional Learning in the Faculty of Education and Social Work delivers customised professional development on request for academics, university and school administrators, teachers, postgraduate students, and social work and welfare professionals from overseas institutions. These programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each group.
The faculty has many years of experience in developing and delivering programs for visiting international groups and has a wealth of academic expertise available to support a wide variety of education and social work areas. All teaching staff are specialists with academic and professional qualifications, along with many years of professional experience. We also have close links with schools and other institutions in our region and can organise visits to enhance participants’ learning experiences.
Recent programs we have delivered have focussed on topics including:
We can deliver activities ranging in length from one day courses to intensive programs running over several weeks. Here are a few samples:
TEFL for Teachers (6-weeks full-time intensive)
Issues in Teaching and Learning in Teacher Education (3-weeks part-time intensive)
Curriculum Development and Teaching Methods in Australia (5-days intensive)
Writing for Publication (20 hour workshop)
About the Faculty
The first chair in education at the University of Sydney was established in 1910, and social work was first taught at the University in 1940. In 2003, the faculties and administrations from both disciplines were merged to become the Faculty of Education and Social Work. The merger reflected the close association between education and social work within the University and the often overlapping research interests and units of study, particularly in the area of policy and practice.
The three buildings that house the faculty are equipped with continuously updated facilities for the training of educators and social workers. Well-equipped lecture and tutorial rooms are complemented by specialist teaching precincts, including laboratories for science and technology, dance and drama studios, visual arts workshops and a television studio.
If you wish to enquire about sending a group to participate in a professional development program with us, please download and complete a request form (139KB Word doc).
Return it as an email attachment to: Associate Professor Lesley Harbon.