About Us

Message from the Acting Head

Message from the Acting Head

Welcome to the Department of International Education! The Department has strengths in comparative and international education, life and values education, and  education studies. Our colleagues have expertise in education for sustainable development (ethnicity, poverty, gender, minorities, culture, language, skills development), higher education, professional and vocational education and training, and teacher education for international schools. In education studies, our work is grounded in the fields of ethics, lifelong learning, philosophy of education, social theory and sociology of education, and intercultural education.

Our academic programmes prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for careers in international and local schools, as well as world-class educational leaders and researchers. We offer undergraduate minors in Teaching and Learning in International Schools and Education Issues in Global Context. In addition, we have Masters programmes in Life and Values Education and Global Studies in Education, and Doctoral programmes in Life and Values Education and International and Comparative Education.

We are part of the Faculty of Education and Human Development in a university that is consistently ranked among the top 20 in the world in Education. As such, our teaching, research, community engagement, and international consultancies and partnerships are based in values and commitments that are global in perspective: global citizenship, international-mindedness, sustainable development, and planetary stewardship. We are committed in teaching and scholarship to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Four, to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Our colleagues’ research changes government policy in the region with regard to the development of ‘green’ skills for a low-carbon economy. We run student study tours internationally that focus on themes including poverty reduction and biodiversity protection. We do all of this as part of our commitment to the betterment of society through education locally, regionally and internationally.

To find out more about our programmes, research, community engagement, and international consultancies and partnerships, please explore our website – and feel free to contact us.

Liz Jackson
Professor and Acting Head, Department of International Education