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ECU education researchers are recognised nationally, particularly for their expertise in research and program development in literacy and science teaching.

Education research and development is conducted in collaboration with state and national education bodies to improve policy, curriculum, teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. 

Particular strengths include:

  • Early Childhood Education;
  • improving the teaching of literacy, numeracy and science;
  • behaviour management; and 
  • using learning technologies to maximise learning outcomes.

Other strengths include research on school resourcing, school effectiveness and the improvement of student retention and participation, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

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