Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE)

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This research concentration was established in 2012 and is led by Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles.

The Sustainability, Environment, the Arts and Education (SEAE) Research Cluster is globally recognised for enacting profound change in/through transdisciplinary environmental and Arts education research that disrupts and generates new ways of being and becoming, which provokes dynamic responses to critical local-global calamities.

The cluster is a pre-eminent transdisciplinary concentration of creative researchers engaging in transformational research in environmental and Arts education ‘that matters’.

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The SEAE Research Cluster squarely:

  1. Engages in creative research practices to disrupt and transform ecological thought and action in the context of anthropogenic climate change
  2. Stimulates transformation of/through nature interrelationships in the Anthropocene;
  3. Engages and foregrounds Indigenous philosophies and knowings
  4. Actively disrupt and transform models of education (curriculum, pedagogy and policy) through ecological and artful positionings
  5. Interrogates and advances a range of theories in posthuman, socioecological, poststructural, and intersectional feminism
  6. Interrogates and advances a range of methodologies including post qualitative, Arts-based, child/youth-framed, and participatory research
  7. Enacts public pedagogy through ecological and artful practice
  8. Communicates and disseminates research discovery through transformative and creative impact and engagement modalities.

The team behind SEAE

Meet the team behind the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education research cluster.

SEAE research candidates

Look through the team of research candidates working on the SEAE research cluster.

Sustainability Pledge

Join Southern Cross staff and students to create a more ecologically sustainable future, in our own lives and as a university community.

Contact the Faculty of Education

Executive Dean

T: +61 7 5589 3130


Associate Dean (Research) & Director HDR

T: +61 7 5589 3132


Associate Dean (Education)

T: +61 2 6620 3618


Director of Professional Experience

T: +61 2 6620 3138