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.
From a child’s earliest learning experiences through a lifetime of learning, the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education works to improve education outcomes for all young people.
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.
Our higher degree research students are able to work directly in one of our nationally funded research projects at one of four campuses around Australia.
Change isn’t created in silos. We believe strength exists in bringing varied perspectives together in our research. That’s why we engage with partners to connect our research with policy and practice.
Our researchers, partners and students engage in projects funded through a range of nationally competitive schemes. In working across projects they build and strengthen our research connections.
We work closely with our government, school, industry and research partners to develop shared research priorities, combine perspectives and resources, and apply our findings in real world policy and practice contexts.
Browse our archive of presentations from ILSTE researchers across a broad range of research topics.
Playgroups can build parental capabilities and strengthened relationships with school staff. This project aims to identify the best practice to inform these relationships.Explore project
Our researchers are developing and piloting new approaches to help principals provide high-quality STEM leadership in around 200 primary and secondary schools.Explore project
The GTPA responds to calls for Australian teacher preparation programs to demonstrate that graduate teachers can apply teaching practices that positively impact on their students learning.Explore project
This project is Australia's first evidence base to inform quality improvement in early childhood education services through the development of educational leaders.Explore project
22 October 2020
Research shows gaps in the teaching of writing in a recent article in The Conversation.
22 October 2020
The Virtual Symposium on Onlife Learning in early childhood education occurring on Friday 20 November 2020, will hear about technology-enabled learning contexts relevant for early childhood.
22 September 2020
As an ARC Future Fellow at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE), Professor Kathy Mills, is a winner of the 2020 ACU Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Awards.
17 September 2020
A team of researchers in the Early Childhood Futures program at ACU’s Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education has received a 2020 ACU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research a...