Discover the education research priorities at Australian Catholic University. Learn about our rankings and grants, and explore our projects and facilities further.
Our research areas
Across all stages of learning our researchers are generating evidence-based knowledge to improve teaching techniques, assessment models, and learning outcomes.
Our research has been applied in policy and in classroom practice. Our researchers ensure that teachers and students, whether children or young adults, are given a voice in curriculum development.
In the latest ERA assessment, ACU ranked equal first in Australia in the research field of specialist studies in education. (Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018)
Globally, ACU is ranked 75 in Education in the ARWU Subject Rankings 2018.
Explore our rankings
Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment: Standards and Moderation Project
Led by Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith in the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE), the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment: Standards and Moderation Project won the ACU Vice-Chancellor’s Medal in 2018.
Read about the project
The project is the impetus behind the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership endorsing ILSTE as one of just two institutes for Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).
Understand the GTPA
Our current projects
Across the institutes our researchers are working on a number of vital projects with a range of collaborators. Find out more about these projects.