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Learning & Teaching

Every student in the Faculty of Arts benefits from our rich tradition of outstanding teaching and learning.

Faculty of Arts Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes describe the qualities, knowledge and capabilities that students are encouraged to take responsibility for developing throughout their studies at the University.

  • 1. Deep discipline knowledge
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that is informed by cutting edge research and creative practice, and scaffolded throughout the program of study
    • Knowledge acquired from personal interaction with research active educators throughout the program of study
    • Knowledge accredited or validated against national and/or international standards, as appropriate for relevant programs
  • 2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Skills grounded in and developed by appropriate research and creative practice methods
    • Skills based, where appropriate, on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • Skills developed and demonstrated in the academic environment of the Small Group Discovery Experience, and appropriate and relevant assessment tasks
  • 3. Teamwork and communication skills
    • Skills developed and validated via the Small Group Discovery Experience, and discipline-appropriate activities
    • Skills demonstrated in assessment and academic practice throughout the program of study
  • 4. Career and leadership readiness
    • Skills of a high order in the use of contemporary technologies
    • Skills are of professional standard and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • Skills are developed, tested and validated by career-ready, work-based or work-simulated experiences
  • 5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    • Competency measured by effective engagement in and/or with other cultures and nationalities, and in a range of social contexts
    • Skills developed and demonstrated in study abroad opportunities, appreciation of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, and/or a professional standard of social and ethical responsibility
  • 6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence developed through teamwork, and demonstrated in self-reflective communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills are responsive and sensitive to alternative viewpoints
    • Self-directed learning, independent decision making and self-management developed through a range of learning experiences

See the University's Learning & Teaching page for an overview of the University of Adelaide graduate attributes.

Student and Staff Resources

Supporting Student Learning The University of Adelaide provides a number of resources for current students to support their learning experience.

Supporting Staff Teaching To support the provision of high quality teaching, staff have access to a wide variety of resources and information.

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