Welcome to the Faculty of Education
We have a well-established national reputation for delivering high quality teacher training across the age phases and innovative vocational programmes supporting those planning to enter into or are currently working within the children’s workforce. The Faculty makes a significant contribution to teacher development in the local area (as recognised by Ofsted) and works in partnership with an extensive partnership of over 400 schools, colleges and educational settings.
The most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey confirmed that 94% of all Canterbury Christ Church University most recent UK graduates are in employment or further study within six months of completing their studies.
Learning and Teaching
Our aim is to develop confident, reflective, high-achieving teachers and educational professionals. Learning in the Faculty is underpinned by the latest research and the curriculum is informed by input from Advisory Groups across the region. Our consultancy and evaluation work feeds back into our courses ensuring currency and relevance and outstanding employment opportunities.
Research and Partnerships
The Faculty has research strengths in the development of inclusive schools and communities, in early childhood education and care, in religious faith, beliefs and values in schools, in science and religion, and in access to education. The Faculty will continue to build on outstanding research in religion and religious education and in science and religion. In REF 2014 50% of the Faculty’s research was deemed to be internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with a total of 82% being recognised internationally.
The Faculty recently won the Times Higher Education International Impact Award in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and seven Palestinian universities for a project which blends ‘recognised international practice with local contextual knowledge to overhaul teacher education degree programmes and align them with Palestinian needs’.
The Faculty is home to three vibrant and established research centres:
We look forward to meeting you.
Dr Lynnette Turner
Dean - Faculty of Education