Big reputation, small classes
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.