TEACHERS AND TEACHING
Priority Research Centre

About us

The Teachers and Teaching Priority Research Centre aims to achieve high quality research, training and knowledge translation in the development and testing of interventions and innovations that will be used and sustained in the practice of teaching and teacher development across a broad range of contexts.

Members of the UON Teachers and Teaching Research Centre

(from left to right) Back row: Lee-Anne Collins, Tim Dean, Drew Miller, Makeisha Gibb, Sally Patfield, Matthew Harper, Caitlin Field, Max Smith, Jaslyn Ladwig, Wendy Taggart,  Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Claire Hayes. Front row: Michelle Ware, Terina Vale, Mikahlia Holmes, Felicia Jaremus, Brooker Rosser, Jenny Gore, Jess Harris, Alyce Carroll, Skye Gibson, Carole Hansen, Lloyd Bowen.

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC) conducts high quality, high impact research and research translation in the areas of:

  1. Quality Teaching and Professional Development;
  2. Aspirations and Equity;
  3. STEM Education; and
  4. Educational Reform.

The TTRC is a priority research centre of the University of Newcastle. Its core researchers are from the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

In order to improve the quality of teaching and teacher education in the interests of students everywhere, TTRC brings the broad disciplinary and methodological expertise of its researchers to address issues at the forefront of state and national policy agendas and at the cutting edge of academic scholarship. Research and research training activities cover the spectrum of theory development and measurement, intervention conceptualisation and testing, implementation and knowledge transfer.