School of Education Research


Research in the School of Education investigates pressing questions regarding learning and teaching through the life-span and across diverse contexts including early childhood sites, homes, schools, training institutions, universities, workplaces and sites of informal learning.
Respectful dialogue between practitioner and academic knowledge, and participatory approaches involving children and young people, are hallmarks of our work. In partnership with the profession, and communities, we deliver outcomes immediately relevant to policy and practice. This extends to developing our own research-informed practice as teacher educators.

Our research is locally, nationally, and globally connected through active collaboration. International research partnerships extend across Asia, Europe, Africa and America and regularly attract leading researchers to spend time in South Australia.

In a dynamically evolving environment, we critically examine and adopt innovative methodologies for inquiry. Our publications, presentations and media communications inform debates and professional learning on many subjects including early childhood education, wellbeing and resilience, Indigenous education, and Islamic education.

Key research themes include:

  • Educational and social inclusion
  • Children’s voices and participation
  • Islamic education
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Literacies and Languages
  • Early childhood education
  • Digital and online innovation
  • Culturally responsive pedagogies

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