The School of Education offers a wide range of research expertise to the community, building on existing understandings of learning and providing contemporary evidence-based approaches to new methodologies and pedagogies which enhance education outcomes.

Our research thrives through strong relationships with local groups such as the Department for Education (DFE), the South Australian Science Teachers Association team, the Attorney Generals Department, the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) and the Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide. Globally our research is supported by our relationships with the OECD, the International Positive Psychology Association, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, the International Boys School Coalition (IBSC) and the Australian College of Educators.

We welcome collaborations with industry and are working with colleagues in a variety of colleges and higher education institutions (including the Department for Education New South Wales, Catholic Education West Australia, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), Moreton Bay Colleges QueenslandPrince Alfred CollegeIQRA College Adelaide, Christ’s College, Canterbury, New Zealand, Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada, TecMilenio University, Monterrey, Mexico) as well as businesses such as the Children’s Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI), The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Real Response, Artificial Environment Systems and the Dept. of Defence.

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Our research sits within the Australian Research Council’s approved fields of research and includes:

We have over 100 students doing research at masters or higher level engaging in some of the most challenging issues of our time. We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at Masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to students from a broad range of backgrounds. If you are interested in education, consider furthering your research career with us. We are looking for new PhD students in several of our research areas within our two research groups.

Our research groups

Wellbeing and Culture Research Group

Our research is focussed on wellbeing, leadership, international and indigenous education, education policy and scholarship.

Learning, Technology and Assessment Research Group

Our research is focused on assessment and evaluation, the role of technology and media in creative education, higher education and curriculum design.

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Our research strengths