Developing educational leaders to guide improvement in the quality of early education.
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.
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.
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).
Across the institutes our researchers are working on a number of vital projects with a range of collaborators. Find out more about these projects.
Caregiver learning about play in community playgroups and social media led by Dr Karen McLean.
Coding animated narratives as contemporary mutimodal authorship in schools led by Professor Len Unsworth.
Learning-rich leadership for quality improvement in early education led by Professor Jocelyn Nuttall.
Raising the literacy bar for economically-disadvantaged students led by Associate Professor Clarence Ng.
Sensory orchestration for multimodal literacy learning in primary education led by Professor Kathy Mills.
Improving teacher assessment using exemplars and online moderation led by Associate Professor Lenore Adie.
Our education researchers have built strong relationships with schools, dioceses and education policy makers across the country. Through these relationships, our researchers are able to direct their efforts into projects that are directly improving outcomes for students.
The Symposium will begin with a public lecture by Prof. Tyler VanderWeele, of the Harvard University Human Flourishing Program. The lecture will take place at 17:30 on 17 September, in the Christ Lec...General event
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