Big rep­u­ta­tion, small classes

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ATERTIARY ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence with a dif­fer­ence, in­clud­ing a per­son­alised learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, is on of­fer to stu­dents of all ages at Ta­bor Ade­laide.

Prin­ci­pal Don Ow­ers says Ta­bor is a big enough in­sti­tu­tion to pro­vide the re­sources needed for high­qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, but small enough to of­fer per­son­alised care.

‘‘Our main point of dif­fer­ence from main­stream uni­ver­si­ties is that we cre­ate a per­sonal learn­ing com­mu­nity for each in­di­vid­ual stu­dent,’’ he says. ‘‘It is about de­liv­er­ing a ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion in a nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

‘‘We are just like all other ma­jor uni­ver­si­ties in re­gards to the pur­suit of aca­demic ex­cel­lence, but we are a rel­a­tively small in­sti­tu­tion, mean­ing we can of­fer stu­dents an ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence that ensures no one is lost in the crowd.’’

At Ta­bor, all staff work hard to keep its rep­u­ta­tion as an ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­ity where there is ready ac­cess to lec­tur­ers and tu­tors for stu­dents.

It is in­ti­mate in re­gard to class sizes and stu­dent num­bers, mean­ing staff know each stu­dent and take a per­sonal in­ter­est in their progress.

The sen­ti­ments also are echoed by the stu­dents.

Bach­e­lor of Pri­mary Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dent Kather­ine Ma­garey, 25, could not be happier with her choice to study at Ta­bor and highly rec­om­mends it to oth­ers.

‘‘I chose to study at Ta­bor be­cause I had heard good things from other peo­ple who had com­pleted stud­ies here,’’ she says.

‘‘They rec­om­mended the Ed­u­ca­tion course for hav­ing a qual­ity teach­ing pro­gram, and it has cer­tainly lived up to ex­pec­ta­tions.

‘‘Through study­ing at Ta­bor, I ap­pre­ci­ate that I am not just an­other num­ber in the sys­tem.

‘‘I am called by name and peo­ple are per­son­ally in­ter­ested in my pro­fes­sional suc­cess,’’ Ms Ma­garey said.

‘‘I have val­ued this in­put from lec­tur­ing staff right through to the ad­min com­mu­nity.

‘‘From what I’ve heard, this has not been many peo­ple’s ex­pe­ri­ence at other uni­ver­si­ties.

‘‘Ta­bor has a won­der­ful rep­u­ta­tion for pro­duc­ing qual­ity teach­ers and that doesn’t just hap­pen,’’ she said.

‘‘I am very happy with my choice at study­ing at Ta­bor, and hope to con­tinue to up­hold the rep­u­ta­tion.’’

Ta­bor teach­ing grad­u­ates are in high de­mand across both the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, with a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion be­ing just one of many de­grees on of­fer.

Ta­bor o f f e r s a r a nge o f gov­ern­ment-ac­cred­ited cour­ses, rang­ing from a cer­tifi­cate, through to post­grad­u­ate stud­ies.

As a ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion, it pro­motes high eth­i­cal stan­dards, so­cial jus­tice and equity, pro­vides ser­vice to lo­cal and global com­mu­ni­ties through ex­em­plary cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship, and op­er­ates un­der en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble prac­tices.

Ta­bor Ade­laide pro­vides a per­son­alised learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment as part of its ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses.

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