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The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Education investigates teacher professional learning and teaching practice, with particular emphases on quality, equity and technology. Our aim is to conduct high quality research and knowledge translation to enhance teaching practice and teacher development across a broad range of contexts.
Teachers and Teaching consistently secures major research grants. It also contributes significantly to UON's education subject ranking of 127 in the world (QS world university rankings by subject) and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating of 'World Standard'.
Exciting opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research with health, sociology, mathematics and science. Our key collaborators include the Wollotuka Institute, NSW and ACT Departments of Education and various Catholic Education Offices.
We invite research proposals addressing any of the following areas:
The disciplinary and methodological expertise of our educational researchers places Teachers and Teaching in a unique position to make a significant impact on the practice of teaching – particularly in relation to teaching quality, pedagogical reform, teacher development, student learning, and equity outcomes. Projects undertaken by core and associate members of Teachers and Teaching employ a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, with research designs ranging from cross-sectional and descriptive studies to longitudinal, intervention projects, and randomised controlled trials.
Before you apply, contact a supervisor for discussion on possible research projects. This will allow you to frame your proposal to align with established disciplines and areas of supervisor capacity.
The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC), led by Professor Jenny Gore, has recently embarked on a major program of research investigating teacher change and student outcomes associated with teacher professional development. With several PhD scholarships available, this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic and collegial research team, contribute to an exciting program of research, and work with large qualitative and quantitative datasets.
The research involves a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives, providing ample scope for specialising across such areas as:
TTRC provides candidates with substantial research training.
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There are a number of research projects being undertaken by graduate students in the area of Teachers and Teaching at Newcastle. Take a look at some of the current topics: