The Centre for Research in Education has a number of research groups, which bring together academics with compatible interests and expertise to work towards the Centre's broad concerns of social justice, lifespan development and learning, and sustainability.
A wide variety of research programs and projects are undertaken by our research groups. We explore what it takes to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning. We investigate how educational institutions function, including how they engage with the wider community, other cultural institutions, public culture and work.
We keep abreast of how developments in communication and technology affect teaching and learning, and ask how education can best respond to a changing world. We are concerned with public policy and innovation in the fields of curriculum and pedagogy studies.
Take a look at how our research groups are addressing some of the key questions facing education.
The de Lissa Early Childhood and Family Studies Research Group
Strengths: Early literacy, early childhood educator identity, children’s voices and participation in communities
Emerging themes: Play and early childhood learning, IT and young children, children as citizens, environmental design for young children
Leadership, Teaching and Learning Research Group
Strengths: Critical leadership studies, Educators’ work and lives, Productive and engaging learning environments
Emerging themes: Teacher identity, Teacher retention, Policy studies
Multiliteracies and Global Englishes Research Group
Strengths: literacy and language learning, multiliteracies, bilingual and multilingual education
Emerging themes: geosemiotics, digital communication, networked educators
Pedagogies for Justice Research Group
Strengths: critical pedagogies, school reform, curriculum studies
Emerging themes: sustainability, cultural diversity, embodied pedagogies
STeM Education Research Group
Strengths: STEM, quantitative methods, science of learning, cognition
Emerging themes: learning analytics, virtual learning, curriculum knowledge
Wellbeing Research Group
Strengths: Wellbeing, Cyber-bullying, inclusion
Emerging themes: mental health, gender influences, effects of trauma