The Faculty of Education has a vibrant research culture supported by its research groups, community of research students and visiting scholars. Researchers in the faculty are noted for their openness to multidisciplinary critical research and are committed to finding solutions to the key educational problems of our time. The faculty is renowned for conducting innovative research projects and makes a significant contribution to knowledge about how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children, young people and adults from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
Our research strengths
- Higher, vocational and post-compulsory education, focusing on global and workplace learning. This work embraces studies within the economics of education and training, as well as cross cultural and gender studies.
- Early childhood, primary and secondary education research, centring around theoretical perspectives and the knowledge base of practitioners.
- Curriculum and pedagogy, particularly mathematics, science, languages and literacy education, and curriculum more broadly considered, through lenses of gender, culture, and community.
- Teacher education, in particular teacher education practices, professional learning of teachers, teacher identity, and teacher career choice. Related work deals with school and organisational leadership.
- Social contexts of schooling, embracing inclusive education, giftedness, but also disadvantage, concerning marginalised students such as refugees, and students at risk in need of counselling and other psychological assessment and interventions.