By creating cross-faculty communities of practice, the centre promotes and supports research and scholarship into learning and teaching in higher education.
It will increase HDR completions, publications and research grant income in higher education and teaching and learning research for a sustainable research culture at ECU. It also aims to create a community of scholars and postgraduate research students who engage in relative research, encouraging dialogue and research collaboration across all ECU faculties.
The Centre aims to add to the quality of early childhood experiences for all children and their families, at a time of rapid change in policy and practice both nationally and internationally.
As a multi-disciplinary team, we engage with families, the community and formal care and education settings, as well as industry and our teacher education students to explore key issues in early childhood.
By supporting the development of teaching and working directly with the education community to improve schooling practices, CSaLT aims to improve schooling in WA and maximize the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support teaching and learning in schools. Through promoting and conducting relevant research, CSaLT is focused on improving learning outcomes with the aided use of learning and teaching ICT tools and therefore improving the student experience at school.
Transformational games are applications purposefully designed to create engaging and immersive learning environments for delivering specified learning goals, experiences and outcomes. The centre brings together the multi-disciplinary expertise needed to design, develop and study computer and video games as tools for changing the way a person thinks, feels, or acts.
The mission of the Institute is to enhance the quality of education and to close the gap between high and low performing students and schools.
This will be achieved through researching education and development to reform educational policy, enhance school leadership to achieve school improvement, and enhance teaching practice to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.
Funded by the Fogarty Foundation and ECU, the Fogarty Learning Centre strives to conduct research into the effective teaching of all students, with a particular focus on language and literacy by engaging with the community to provide professional development in these specific areas. It also aims to narrow the gap for students in low socio economic schools and provide clinical teaching experiences in literacy and numeracy as part of the undergraduate teacher education programs.