Situated in the School of Education, the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research seeks to further Edith Dircksey Cowan's contribution to education and Australian society, with a mission to conduct education research that has high social and educational impacts.
This sub-project, led by led by Emeritus Professor Mark Hackling, involves the development of sophisticated video and audio capture of teaching and learning behaviour.
Combined with computer-based analysis the project will investigate the relationships between teacher behaviour, student engagement in learning and learning outcomes for improved teacher effectiveness.
It will result in:
- research methodology advancement in the application of sophisticated capture and analysis of digital data to investigate teaching and learning behaviour; and
- expansion of the scope of current research using video-based methodologies at ECU and partner universities, allowing ECU and its Australian partners to leverage their respective infrastructure and expertise for cross-cultural studies with international partners.
The partners within this sub-project are:
- Professor David Clarke from the University of Melbourne; and
- Professor Russell Tytler from Deakin University
The future aims of this CRN sub-project are to:
- Continue to build ECU staff capacity to conduct high quality video-based research;
- Further expand the scope and disciplinary focus of video-based research at ECU, including opportunities for cross-disciplinary research;
- Consolidate the established research collaboration with CRN partner universities (Deakin University, University of Melbourne, Victoria University) and increase the number of researchers involved;
- Continue to expand ECU’s network of collaborations with university partners and industry partners in order to leverage their respective expertise and infrastructure for mutual benefit;
- Build stronger internal collaborations with ECU researchers affiliated with the CRN sub-projects in Health Advancement and Child Health Promotion;
- Conduct quality video-based research and actively promote the effective integration of classroom video into pre-service and in-service teacher education at local, national and international levels.
- Establish ECU as being at the cutting-edge of video-based classroom research through expansion into immersive, 360 degree video capabilities and innovative use of video in pre-service and in-service teacher education.
These aims will be achieved through a number of strategies, including:
- Continuing to provide opportunities for staff research capacity-building through support mechanisms such as the Data Analysis Group, Research Advisory service provided by the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research, and support from Faculty-based Research Development Officers.
- Using current collaborative projects with interstate and international partners as a means for expanding the network of researchers (staff and HDR students) involved in video-based research;
- Actively seeking to develop research projects and programs that will benefit children and young people by bringing together researchers with expertise in education, child health and health advancement;
- Creating opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration through shared investigation and application of immersive (360 degree) video and data visualisation approaches;
- Continuing the important relationship and collaboration with iVEC in order to develop and maintain the necessary technical expertise to implement a range of approaches to video-based research and data visualisation.