Research is fundamental to the activities of the School of Education at The University of Newcastle. Research informs our teaching, underscores our commitment to high quality education at all levels and in all contexts, and connects us with the community and its aspirations.
Researchers in the School strive to:
- Have high impact by addressing key educational problems and issues in contemporary contexts;
- Pursue 'cutting-edge' projects of national and international significance;
- Share their knowledge, skills, ideas and experience;
- Develop collaborative networks with colleagues throughout Australia and internationally; and
- Produce research and research training of the highest quality.
The establishment of the interdisciplinary and inter-faculty Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition signifies the importance of research to enhance the health and well-being of Australians. The formation of the Centre recognises a dynamic group of researchers, including many from the School of Education, who are attracting national and international attention for the quality and impact of their innovative research.
For a full list of Institutes, Centres and Groups please visit the Faculty Research Homepage.
In 2012, School staff produced over 130 book or journal publications.
Recent PhD completions in the School include the following:
- Collaborative Teaching Partnerships: Toward Cycles for Success in Supporting New Teachers
- An Education Program for Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jordan
- Feasibility of the 'Girls Recreational Activity Support Program using Information Technology' (GRASP-IT) Pilot Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adolescent Girls using a Social Networking Website
- 'Playing It Safe' Quality Teaching in Expert Teacher Classrooms
- Complex Contextual Influences on the Communicative Interactions of Students with Multiple and Severe Disabilities: A Qualitative Study
- TVET in Fiji: Attitudes, Perceptions and Discourse
- Transforming the Education Systems for Children with Disability in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste