Funded Research

Members of the School are actively engaged in a variety of research projects examining the cultural, political and social challenges brought about by rapid societal transformations. Our research is collaborative with academics working in teams through our School Research Groups, university Centres and Institutes, as well as with colleagues at other Australian and international institutions. Our researchers have had recent success with leading funding bodies such as the Australian Research Council, the Australian Government and the Office for Learning and Teaching, as well as working jointly with various end users of research, such as the Association of Independent Schools, and the Northern Territory Government.

Institutions, groups and individuals commission the school to collect or evaluate data in academically rigorous ways. Alternatively research can be sponsored through financial contributions to Honours and Postgraduate student scholarships.

If you would like to discuss the ways in which you could commission research to be undertaken by our School, please contact Julie White, Team Leader: Research at julie.white@unisa.edu.au or call her on 08 83024799.

See below for some projects that have been recently funded and undertaken within our School.

Creative and Cultural Studies Projects

  • Promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

    Promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

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  • Small-scale enterprise and the cultures of transitory public spaces

    Small-scale enterprise and the cultures of transitory public spaces

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  • Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's Creative Industries, 2006-2008

    Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's Creative Industries, 2006-2008

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Languages and Cultural Diversity (linguistics and language)

  • Communicating Safety and Care in the Context of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: An intercultural Approach to Training

    Communicating Safety and Care in the Context of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Aged Care: An intercultural Approach to Training

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  • Developing English Language and Intercultural Learning Capabilities -
Case Study One: The English language project

    Developing English Language and Intercultural Learning Capabilities - Case Study One: The English language project

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  • Developing English Language and Intercultural Learning Capabilities -
Case Study Two: The intercultural learning project

    Developing English Language and Intercultural Learning Capabilities - Case Study Two: The intercultural learning project

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  • Closing a case: When should a patient/client's case be closed in a community mental health setting?

    Closing a case: When should a patient/client's case be closed in a community mental health setting?

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  • Provision of Curriculum Services for the Department of Education and Child Development’s new Chinese Bilingual School

    Provision of Curriculum Services for the Department of Education and Child Development’s new Chinese Bilingual School

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  • Engaging with diversity: A case study of the intercultural experiences of Muslim and non-Muslim students in an Australian school

    Engaging with diversity: A case study of the intercultural experiences of Muslim and non-Muslim students in an Australian school

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  • Language Expert in Residence: Professional Investigations for Teachers of Languages, 2015

    Language Expert in Residence: Professional Investigations for Teachers of Languages, 2015

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  • Maximising intensivity and continuity in learning languages - developing, implementing and evaluating models of provision, 2012-2015

    Maximising intensivity and continuity in learning languages - developing, implementing and evaluating models of provision, 2012-2015

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  • Investigating Pedagogies for Language Learning Project, 2013-2014

    Investigating Pedagogies for Language Learning Project, 2013-2014

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  • Review of Languages Retention from the Middle Years to the Senior Years of Schooling 2013-2014

    Review of Languages Retention from the Middle Years to the Senior Years of Schooling 2013-2014

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  • SafeWork SA Migrant Workers (CALD) Project 2012-2014

    SafeWork SA Migrant Workers  Project 2012-2014

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  • The Australian Curriculum: Languages in use – an implementation study, 2014

    The Australian Curriculum: Languages in use – an implementation study, 2014

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  • Developing the Shape Paper for Languages in the Australian Curriculum, 2013

    Developing the Shape Paper for Languages in the Australian Curriculum, 2013

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  • Review of First Language Maintenance and Development (FLMD) Programs 2013

    Review of First Language Maintenance and Development (FLMD) Programs 2013

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  • Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (SAALE), 2011

    Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (SAALE), 2011

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  • Evaluation of Language Immersion Programs in Education Queensland Schools, 2011

    Evaluation of Language Immersion Programs in Education Queensland Schools, 2011

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  •  Change in Context: AISSA-NALSSP Project, 2010-2011

    Change in Context: AISSA-NALSSP Project, 2010-2011

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  • Assessing the intercultural in language learning

    Assessing the intercultural in language learning

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  •  (Asia Education Foundation) Research Project on the State of Indonesian in Australian Schools, 2010

    (Asia Education Foundation) Research Project on the State of Indonesian in Australian Schools, 2010

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  • Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning in Practice Project, 2006-2007

    Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning in Practice Project, 2006-2007

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  •  The value of international education: Perceptions of local and international students and the school community

    The value of international education: Perceptions of local and international students and the school community

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  • Investigation into the State and Nature of Languages Education in Australian Schools, 2006-2008

    Investigation into the State and Nature of Languages Education in Australian Schools, 2006-2008

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  • Guide to Teaching Learning and Assessing of Languages in the 21st Century

    Guide to Teaching Learning and Assessing of Languages in the 21st Century

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Mediated Environments

  • Graduate qualities and journalism curriculum renewal: balancing tertiary expectations and industry needs in a changing environment

    Graduate qualities and journalism curriculum renewal: balancing tertiary expectations and industry needs

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  • An evidenced-based approach to the design and redevelopment of inclusive online learning environments

    An evidenced-based approach to the design and redevelopment of inclusive online learning environments

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  • Design as a Catalyst for Engaging Students in Creative Problem Solving

    Design as a Catalyst for Engaging Students in Creative Problem Solving

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  • Young & Well Cooperative Research Centre – Technologies for Supportive Communities

    Young & Well Cooperative Research Centre – Technologies for Supportive Communities

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Societal and Political Transformations

  • Gendered Violence and Citizenship

    Gendered Violence and Citizenship

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  • Epistemologies of workplace change: transforming gender relations in engineering

    Epistemologies of workplace change: transforming gender relations in engineering

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Areas of study and research

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