Education and Arts Research
The Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to a research development strategy that will enable it to contribute strongly to the University's research enterprise under the new federal innovation system - which provides incentives for quality and concentration of research strength.
Research in our Schools
Faculty Research Groups
Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR) is an interdisciplinary research group located within the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts. CeCAR brings together national and international researchers in the creative arts, humanities, sciences, health and social sciences with external collaborators in the community, industry, other universities and institutes.
Priority Research Centres
The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition investigates physical activity and nutrition for population health, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.
The Teachers and Teaching research program investigates teacher professional learning (including preservice, induction, inservice and leadership) and teaching practice (including curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment) with particular emphases on quality, equity and technology.
Research in this area is focused on understanding the development of research and higher order problem solving skills, the impact of research training and knowledge use, the impact of professional development and pathways to professions and e-learning in wide variety of contexts.
Faculty Research Groups
Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle (CIEGUN) brings together a critical mass of established comparative researchers exploring global educational policies and alternatives for contemporary times.
Internationally, early childhood eduction research is a strong and flourishing endeavor. Politically, early childhood education and care has been the focus of significant new policy and provision developments.
Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society (HERMES) is an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Its two main lines of research concern historical consciousness and history education.
The Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies (CSEDS) includes researchers from the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses of the University of Newcastle and conjoint academic staff of the university based at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre.
The Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI) is focused on understanding and developing research and higher order problem solving skills, and the impact of research training and research outcomes in a wide variety of contexts.
The Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (AJEDP) is a double blind peer reviewed online journal, publishing research and scholarly reports from the broad areas of educational and developmental psychology.
Education Sciences is a scholarly international open access journal. It publishes extended full-length research papers that have the scope to substantively address current issues in education.
Centres, Groups and Programs
The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) was established by Associate Professor Rosalind Smith and Dr Patricia Pender in 2007. Comprising scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the network has rapidly developed an international reputation for engineering innovative productive research collaborations'.
The world is experiencing an unprecedented wave of language extinctions, resulting in loss of cultural identities, knowledge systems, and the variety of data needed to understand the structure of language in the mind. Documenting endangered languages preserves data and stimulates language maintenance and revitalisation.
Post-Fordist accumulation processes are entangled in major reorganizations of labour and life in the contemporary present. These arrangements have demanded that social scientists think anew about many key categories of analysis, including the home, living, working, the private, the everyday and even the future.
The Centre for the History of Violence explores every aspect of the history of violence, including concepts of violence, representations of violence, questions of interpersonal violence and issues of political and cultural violence.
The Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (CLLC) was established to continue the development and application of statistical and computing tools for the analysis of (literary) texts.
Religion's new visibility in political life has provoked one of the most significant global debates of our day. This program directly intervenes by interrogating religion's dynamic interactions with democratic authority, radicalism, gender and the legacies of colonial nation building.
Social Work had outstanding record in research recognised by the award of a five rating in the last Excellent in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise. This was the highest ERA rating for social work in Australia and Newcastle was the only university to have received a five in this field of research.
The Speech pathology discipline is distinctive in its diversity (speech, language, fluency, disability, aphasia) and focus on the impact of communication disorders and disabilities in everyday life and on key stakeholders supporting them in education, health and employment.
Wine Studies is a new humanities and social science-based research area at University of Newcastle. Cross-faculty collaboration in this field, presently includes scholars from History, Social Science, Business and Tourism.