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.

Our 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.

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Now accepting applications for PhD and MPhil candidates to start 2021

Applications to the PhD and MPhil programs are now open for domestic and international Higher Degree Research candidates commencing in 2021. 

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Our research

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.

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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.

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The AFR Higher Education Awards are the premier awards presented to Universities annually. ACU’s ILSTE is a Finalist in the 2020 Awards in the Education Technology Category.

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Research Centre for Digital Data and Assessment in Education

The Research Centre for Digital Data and Assessment in Education explores how technologies are transforming education inside and outside schooling.

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Assessment, evaluation and student learning

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.

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Early childhood futures

This research examines the role of play-based learning in building young children’s knowledge outcomes for the 21st century.

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English and literacies

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.

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STEM in education

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.

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Teachers' work and workforce studies

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.

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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.

Our 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.

Meet our people

Now accepting applications for PhD and MPhil candidates to start 2021

Applications to the PhD and MPhil programs are now open for domestic and international Higher Degree Research candidates commencing in 2021. 

For full details

Our research

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.

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(GPO Box 2587, Brisbane, Qld, 4001)

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