As you enter through our ‘doors’ here, we invite you to share the stories about what our researchers are doing, and they way we strive to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities while making key contributions to the research literature and working to advance the study of education. For details on our faculty members' areas of research please visit our Faculty profiles page.
What we do, and the way we do it, are driven by our goal of making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities through education. Our strategic priorities provide us with a clear direction, and ones which we are proud to share:
Research expertise at the Faculty of Education is categorized within three distinct and overlapping areas, which are united in purpose to promote conditions in which children, families and communities thrive.
Researchers in this cluster critically interrogate policy-making, policies and their impacts in contemporary and historical educational contexts, using theoretical lenses that attend to: identity and social difference, geometries of power, globalization and colonial legacies. Specific research focal areas include leadership, equity and gender studies and international and Aboriginal education.
This cluster is made up of programs & research that include two interrelated threads: Curriculum Studies & Applied Linguistics. Curriculum studies is an established, but not uniform, discipline that has been identified as the first (& perhaps only) discipline to be birthed from education itself. Applied linguistics in the Faculty of Education is concerned with investigating issues pertaining to the nature of language teaching and learning.
Applied Psychology includes faculty members with expertise in Mental Health, Inclusive and Special Education, and Cognition and Neuroscience.