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Arts, English and Literacy Education

The research activities in this area primarily concern the teachingof English in primary and secondary schools. Research initiativesinclude examining the use in the classroom of inf more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Alyson (Professor), Manuel, Jacqueline (Associate Professor), Callow, Jon (Dr), Curwood, Jen Scott (Associate Professor)

Cognitive Science and Instructional Design

This program of research aims to explore how we can apply what we know about the human cognitive architecture to design more effective learning materials and activities. more...

Supervisor(s): Ginns, Paul (Associate Professor)

Teacher professional development

This research examines the type of learning experiences that have the most impact on the mathematics' knowledge and practices of teachers and student teachers. more...

Supervisor(s): Bobis, Janette (Professor)

History of education, History curriculum, Colonial and Imperial History, Indian History

Tim is working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant concerning the disciplinarity of classroom language and he has published a book on the social history of Western Victori more...

Supervisor(s): Allender, Tim (Professor)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL research program explores issues relating to language teaching and learning and socio-cultural aspects of language education. It also explores themes relating to language more...

Supervisor(s): Paltridge, Brian (Professor), Phakiti, Aek (Associate Professor), Stevenson, Marie (Dr), Hirsh, David (Associate Professor), Ross, Andrew (Dr), Shen, Huizhong (Associate Professor)

Mathematics education

This research examines students’ understanding of key mathematical concepts as well as the processes involved in the learning of mathematics in early childhood and among prima more...

Supervisor(s): Bobis, Janette (Professor), Way, Jennifer (Associate Professor)

Civics, citizenship and political education

Civics, citizenship, political and democratic education internationally, particularly Asia, Europe and North America. This includes associated areas of investigation such as values, more...

Supervisor(s): Print, Murray (Professor)

Redesigning schools: an Australian comparative case study

Educational research tells us what good schools look like, and the key contributing role of teachers in improving students’ outcomes from schooling is widely acknowledged, but more...

Supervisor(s): Hayes, Deb (Professor)

Educational Psychology

This program of research aims to explore how we can improve student learning by better understanding cognition, motivation, emotion, and/or behaviour. more...

Supervisor(s): Ginns, Paul (Associate Professor)