Education and teaching research
Research forms an integral part of the School of Education's contribution to the profession of education. Staff and postgraduate students from the School engage in research activities in broad disciplinary areas and use a wide range of research methodologies. Staff are involved in numerous research projects and publish regularly in international and national journals and conference proceedings. Many research projects are conducted in close cooperation with school systems and teachers.
Centre for Children and Young People
The key focus for the research activities of the School of Education is the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP).
The CCYP promotes the status and voice of children and young people through its research, education, and advocacy activities. The work of the CCYP is facilitated by a team of interdisciplinary researchers working collaboratively with practitioners and policy makers to enhance the well being of children and young people in their families, schools and communities.
Cluster for Higher Education Policy and Practice (CHEPP)
The Cluster for Higher Education Policy and Practice (CHEPP) hosts two distinct research streams linked through policy research in higher education. Its aim is to host and foster higher education research in policy studies and in teaching and learning that can inform policy. CHEPP provides the framework for externally funded higher education projects, a collegial base for scholars in higher education and a supportive environment for its increasing number of doctoral candidates. It provides research seminars and hosts distinguished international scholars in higher education.
If you are interested in undertaking research within our School, we offer the Master of Education (Research) and the Doctor of Philosophy and can provide research supervision in a broad range of areas. Enquiries from prospective research degree students are welcomed. Applications may be made at any time of the year.
School of Education staff are engaged in a range of significant research projects several of which have attracted large external research grants. Some staff have published books related to their research areas and/or have published their findings in internationally recognised research journals. Staff are also engaged in other key research projects which are detailed on the Centre for Children and Young People website.
Below are some of the main research projects currently overseen by staff and important publications emanating from this research. For more details of staff research interests, projects, outcomes and recent publications see the School of Education staff page.
Updated: 20 May 2013