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.
Applications to the PhD and MPhil programs will re-open for domestic and international Higher Degree Research candidates later in 2021.
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
7 June 2021
ILSTE Researchers further examine digital disruption at the Australian Curriculum Conference on 5 June, in the stream Adapting to Change.
1 June 2021
Recent PhD student and early career researcher (ECR) Dr Lesley Friend, now a Research Fellow with the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, celebrates graduation as well as a research...