TEACHERS AND TEACHING
Research Centre

About us

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia, 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.

Teachers and Teaching Research Group

From left to right // back row: Bettina Roesler, Andrew Lyell, Max Smith, Hywel Ellis, Skye Gibson, Sally Patfield, Jenny Gore, Wendy Taggart Drew Miller. Middle row: Geoff Whitty, Natasha Weaver, April Chisholm, Le Hoang Le, Claire Wallington, Kirsten Amos. Front row: Brooke Rosser, Jess Harris, Adam lloyd, Carly Berrigan, Leanne Fray, Elena Prieto Rodriguez.

Teachers and Teaching, an education research centre in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, 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.

The research centre aims to examine these interrelationships throughout teachers' careers and across curriculum areas and schooling contexts. It targets populations, such as Aboriginal teachers, curriculum areas, such as mathematics education, and social and educational challenges, including student aspirations and the integration of ICT with pedagogy.

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