The School of Education is committed to making a difference in the regions it serves. It has a strong track record of engagement with the profession. While the research produced has national and international significance, it is making a real difference to the lives of students and their families in our communities.
Some major projects demonstrating or engagement with the regions we serve are:
HunterWiSE is an initiative that will establish mentorship avenues for women in STEM throughout the Hunter region; promoting positive collaboration and sharing of experiences. This project builds on a partnership between The University of Newcastle, and a number of key regional partners.
Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered is a world-first lifestyle program targeting fathers as the agents of change to improve their daughters’ physical activity levels, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing. Formally known as DADEE, the program also engages girls to improve the fitness and physical activity levels, and parenting skills of their fathers.
The Aspirations Longitudinal Study was a significant four-year research project that was the first of its kind to seek a comprehensive insight into factors that shape the career and educational aspirations of students during schooling (Years 3-12).