The School of Education 'Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education' (SEAE) Research Cluster, led by Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, was established in 2012.
The Cluster represents a large collective of researchers working across sustainability, environment and the Arts in education.
The uniqueness of the Cluster is exemplified through our creative anti-disciplinary research focus directly informing public debate, policy, advocacy and practice.
The SEAE Research Cluster squarely:
- Engages in creative research practices to understand and manifest ecological thinking and behaviour in the context of anthropogenic climate change;
- Stimulates a rethinking in education of values and mindsets around nature-human interrelationships in the Anthropocene, including Indigenous perspectives and frames of reference;
- Actively challenge and trouble models of education (curriculum, pedagogy and policy) through ecological and artful positionings;
- Interrogates and advances a range of theories and methodologies including posthuman, new materialist, social ecology, feminist theory, Indigenous Knowledges, arts-based educational research, child-framed methodologies and traditional modes of inquiry;
- Undertakes consilient and transdisciplinary research in environmental education and the Arts that is influential to real world practice; and
- Communicates and disseminates research findings through innovative impact practices and democratic modes with educational practitioners and the broader community.