Research in the School of Education
The School of Education has a strong research orientation with all staff involved in high-level research projects at the national and international level through collaborations with other researchers and educators, governments, non-government organisations and industry. Although members of the academic staff at the School come from different disciplinary backgrounds and research traditions, they share a strong commitment to researching and improving learning and teaching and to the building of stronger educational communities, particularly in post-primary and higher education contexts. This emphasis aligns strongly with two of the Faculty’s five key research strengths: Social Policy, Government and Health, and Creativity, Innovation and Learning, and with the university’s strengths in social policy and social impact. Modes of educational enquiry range from experimental, interventionist and action-oriented forms of research through ethnographic and case study research to more philosophical and critical forms of educational inquiry.
The research groups are as follows:
1. Cognitive Processes and Instructional Design
2. Educational Leadership
3. Education of Gifted and Talented Students
4. Higher Education
5. Language and Literacy Education
6. Educational Technologies Research
7. Special Education
8. Assessment and Evaluation
9. Politics and Policy in Education
For more information about the School's research groups, please click here.