Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education
Our studies span early childhood through to higher education and we lead the way in cutting edge interventions. Our research builds evidence-based knowledge and identifies solutions that improve learning and quality of life for all people, especially those experiencing inequity, disadvantage, on the margins and at risk.
We host a team of eminent researchers and international scholars, research students, and professional staff working in a range of capacities to support our research.
We recently held an expert online panel event on teaching as a career of choice. It proved to be fast-paced and forward looking, bringing together ideas and open new thinking about teaching, changing times and teacher preparation.
Panel members included:
Hot topics discussed include Internships as part of preparation; Efforts to diversify the workforce; Efficiency of preparation models: The optimum duration and the modes of delivery of programs; Pathways through preparation; How the academic program and the practice-based program in schools can be more effectively linked, one to the other, and to worlds of work; and Improving teaching conditions, including salary and study leave.
A new book titled, ‘Professionalizing Teacher Education: Performance assessment, standards, moderation and evidence’ was also launched by Professor Mary Ryan to open the panel dialogue.
For more information, please visit event.learningsciences.com.au.
Our Institute is looking for research assistants to join our vibrant research community.
Do you have project experience in managing and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data for social science research?
Do you have strong interpersonal and written communication skills with capacity to work in a fast-paced, team-based work environment?
Do you want to support innovative teacher education and assessment research designed to improve the quality of Australian teachers?
Lodge your Expression of Interest here.
The Research Centre for Digital Data and Assessment in Education explores how technologies are transforming education inside and outside schooling.Explore research
This research examines quality educational assessment to capture and direct student learning to meet 21st century learning goals encompassing curriculum knowledge and skills, interpersonal skills and values.Explore research
This research examines the role of play-based learning in building young children’s knowledge outcomes for the 21st century.Explore research
This research addresses all aspects of literacy education including traditional literacies and new forms of multimodal and digital literacy in the English curriculum and in other school curriculum areas, as well as childhood and adolescent literacies outside of schooling.Explore research
This research investigates and applies innovative data science methodologies to analysis of individual learning and teaching outcomes using large-scale longitudinal social survey and administrative education data.Explore research
STEM in Education advances disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all students have opportunities to become proficient, critical knowers and users of mathematics and science in a complex technologically-oriented and data-rich world.Explore research
This research concerns the development of expertise in initial teacher education and teachers’ continuing professional learning, and engages with the criticism that the evidence base for teacher education is not sufficiently research-oriented.Explore research
Stay up-to-date with our latest projects across a wide range of areas aiming at improving educational outcomes for children of all ages, teachers and the wider community.View our projects
29 November 2022
Researchers from ACU have been awarded more than $1.3 million in the highly competitive Australian Research Council Discovery Projects scheme.
16 November 2022
Researchers from the Faculty of Education and Arts have won prestigious international grants worth more than $2.3 million.
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