The Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education is an interdisciplinary research institute focused on making a difference to children's lives.

The Institute focuses on 21st Century teaching and learning, diversity, innovation and engagement with improving learning outcomes at the core of what we do.

Making a difference

Our mission

Engage in vigorous, socially relevant and ethically committed research to improve outcomes for children, teachers and the wider community.

Our researchers

We are a national research institute hosting a team of eminent researchers and international scholars undertaking funded research studies with a range of government and industry partners.


We prioritise connecting our research with policy and practice. We achieve this by providing a forum for researchers, scholars, policy-makers and practitioners to collaborate and share evidence-based knowledge to enhance quality teaching and learning.

Research alignment

Our research is premised on the idea that education, health and well-being predicate life opportunities. Researchers undertake investigations that generate new knowledge in education and learning including cognitive and non-cognitive aspects. While we span various disciplines, our common goal is to remove barriers to learning and thereby enhance social and economic participation of all.


Get in touch

Cathedral House
Level 4, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4000
(GPO Box 2587, Brisbane, Qld, 4001)

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