Curtin University (http://about.curtin.edu.au/) is the largest and most multi-cultural university in Western Australia. It has a strong commitment to international engagement with Australia’s third largest international student population. Curtin maintains campuses in Malaysia and Singapore while also conducting face-to-face teaching in a number of countries. The Educational and research programmes are delivered by five faculties. Approximately 65.000 students are enrolled at Curtin university.
The School of Education (http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/EDU/education/) was established in 1974. The School prepares professionals for practice in a wide range of education-related fields and is known throughout Australia for the quality of its programs, excellent teaching and the success of its graduates. It offers pre-service courses in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching in face-to-face and fully online modes. Secondary teachers are prepared through undergraduate or postgraduate face-to-face courses. The School of Education at Curtin has a constant focus on providing high quality courses and recently was ranked 37th faculty of Education in the world in 2014 in the Quacquarelli Symonds World Universities Ranking by Subject (http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2014/education-training).
The School of Education with its more than 70 staff members has made significant impact at the state, national and international level in teaching, research and consultancy. Attractive opportunities for research and postgraduate studies as well as strong links with the government and private educational communities have been established. The research focus of the school lies amongst others on teacher resilience, mentoring, computer assisted learning, applied linguistics, curriculum development and implementation, and designing learning materials.