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Research themes

We conduct research and development activities in three research areas:

  • teacher education;
  • leadership and school improvement; and
  • teaching and learning.

Teacher education

At a time of critical shortages of trained teachers and with existing teachers requiring new skills to more effectively implement increasingly complex curricula, research is focused on developing innovations in the recruitment and initial training of teachers and the development of curriculum leadership capacity within in-service teachers.

Leadership and school improvement

The gap between the performances of high and low performing schools is of increasing concern and media scrutiny. Research and development activity aims to build school leadership and school improvement programs.

Teaching and learning

The improvement of learning outcomes depends on the improvement of teaching. Our research projects focus on enhancing teaching through effectively utilising new learning technologies, improved management of student behaviour and by building teacher knowledge and skill through professional learning interventions and improved curriculum resources.

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