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Research and creative activity

The Faculty offers opportunities for research and postgraduate studies in the following areas of research strengths:

  • communication, media studies, creative arts and writing;
  • literacy, numeracy and science education, learning technologies, early childhood education, teacher development, leadership and school improvement;
  • indigenous research methodologies applied in areas of health, education and social justice; and
  • practice-led research in music, performance and visual arts.

Research students can be confident that they will receive first class support and career-building research training. If you're looking for information about our supervisors and research interest areas, head to our Researcher and Supervisor Database.

Research centres

Our Faculty boasts one of the University's research institutes and many research centres. These centres provide the focus for research activity and a wide range of collaborations with other Australian and International research providers and research users.

The Faculty of Education and Arts is home to the following Research Centres:

Research news

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‘Catching the Moment’ – presented by the Centre for Research in Early Childhood

The Centre for Research in Early Childhood, hosted a seminar event for Early Childhood teachers and professionals in response to the National Early Childhood reform agenda.

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Childcare in Crisis

Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh provides comment in The West Australian regarding one of the draft recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into childcare.

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High Quality Education in the Early Years of School

The Alliance for High Quality Education in the Early Years of Schooling, has presented a discussion paper on the engagement in high quality early childhood education programs.

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Research support

We are committed to providing a high level of service to staff and students undertaking research activities through the functions of the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Support Team.

Projects

Our research is centered around our areas of research strength; education and social community; areas of opportunity; and communications and the arts. Our researchers are involved in various local, national and international projects, which gives our students access to an array of knowledge and learning experiences.

Our current research projects include;

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