University of Sydney Handbooks - 2012 Archive

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Message from the Dean

Dean of Education

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is a dynamic, diverse and internationally renowned community of scholars and students. In partnership with our communities, we are committed to social transformation and improving teaching and learning through innovation and inquiry-driven research, reflection and critique.

The faculty is proud of its record and repute as a site of outstanding research and quality teaching. Our faculty boasts an internationally recognised community of scholars and researchers who make significant contributions to their field of expertise, the wider academic community, to our student body and the broader community locally, nationally and internationally. Our expertise crosses social and educational policy, social and cultural inclusion, Indigenous education and learning sciences.

The faculty offers a portfolio of postgraduate programs by research and coursework. Our course range includes: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Coach Education, Policy Studies, Learning Science and Technology, and commencing in 2011, a new designation (Health Professional in Education) within the Master of Education program. This new specialisation is a collaborative venture between the faculties of Education and Social Work and Health Sciences, Sydney Nursing School and Sydney Medical School which builds on existing models of postgraduate health professional education delivery at the University of Sydney. As a faculty and as professionals we believe strongly in all our investment in career-long learning, whether it is a certificate or professional learning program, a research or coursework master's program or other forms of education endeavours.

You are a welcome and important member of our community. We look forward to your participation in the discourse and learning possibilities our programs support.

Professor Robert J Tierney