Education and Arts
Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes.
Faculty Success Stories
The Faculty achieved strong results in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, with a number of disciplines receiving ‘at world standard’ (3) or ‘above world standard’ rankings.
In the National School of Education, Specialist Studies in Education was ranked ‘above world standard’ and both Education Systems and Curriculum and Pedagogy received ‘at world standard’ rankings.
In the National School of Arts, History, Political Science and Sociology were all ranked ‘at world standard'.
The results reflect the calibre of our researchers, the fruits of our dedicated research intensification program – a five-year strategy developed in response to changes in the Australia Higher Education Sector – and the significant investment in research that is occurring through the ACU Research Fund.
Dr Noah Riseman (Arts, Melbourne), as part of a three-person team, secured close to $200,000 in an ARC Discovery Grant to investigate Australian armed forces' responses to changing social attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Professor Carmel Diezmann (FEA/LSIA) is part of a seven-person team awarded a $590,000 Discovery Grant for a project to design, test and share sustainable strategies to support teachers and students from low socioeconomic communities.
Associate Professor Phil Riley (Education, Melbourne) is part of a three-person team granted a Discovery Indigenous Award of $572,000 to identify the characteristics of schools that are helping Indigenous students to reach their potential.
Professor Len Unsworth (Education, NSW/LSIA) is the chief investigator within a seven-person team awarded a $424,174 Linkage Grant to broaden the range of resources for students to communicate emotions through speech, writing and images.