Education takes off

Education takes off

1964

Professor Richard Selby Smith becomes first faculty dean

Professor Selby Smith

Professor Selby Smith

Professor Selby Smith was a moderate moderniser. He felt education should draw on a range of disciplines. Educational Psychology was one of the first subjects. Some of the early staff appointments were chemist Professor  Peter Fensham and social psychologist Professor Ron Taft. Others came  from sociology, history and mathematics.

By 1965 the number of Education students sored to over 100.  In 1970, the Faculty had moved out of its cramped quarters in the Ming Wing and into its very own building. It was the first Education Faculty in Australia to have its own building.