The School of Education delivers cutting edge, high quality and high impact research across a range of specialist fields. We have strong national and international links with governments, education communities, and the non-government sector and a strong track record of winning external funding to support the important work of our researchers. The Professional Learning Hub promotes research dissemination and demand-driven research collaborations with our education industry partners.

Students enrolled in our carefully designed courses are supervised by dedicated, supportive and expert researchers. Our staff contribute to national and international research communities through their publication of various books, book chapters and journal articles, and presentation of keynote talks and conference papers. Examples of publications can be found within individuals’ staff profiles: View our people.

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Research disciplines

Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Languages Research Group

The Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Languages Research Group is one of the main research groups within our School of Education. Applied linguistics defines and addresses real-world problems related to language use and learning. It informs the theory and practice for teaching second and foreign languages.

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Education and Pedagogy Research Group

The areas of expertise of the Education and Pedagogy Discipline Group include critical education studies, curriculum and pedagogy, early childhood education, employability, Indigenous education, educational leadership, learning technologies and online learning, languages, professional and vocational learning, society and culture, special needs education, policy and governance, professional identity and resilience, sustainability, and the visual arts.

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STEM Education Research Group

The STEM Education Research Group offers postgraduate studies in the STEM areas, and has a national and international reputation for excellence in research and development.

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Multimodal Analysis Group

The Multimodal Analysis Group specialises in the analysis of language, images and other resources involved in human communication. The research group is working closely with computational scientists in order to develop digital techniques for the analysis of large multimodal datasets.

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