You don’t need a lab coat to be a scientist in Queensland this summer – just togs and an underwater camera.
New ways to learn
Through real-world, evidence-based research, we are informing the learning environments of the future.
Our research aims to improve educational culture, policies and practices, including:
- preparing teachers for changing learning environments
- understanding the diverse needs of learners
- identifying the opportunities and risks of data and technology in learning
- empowering educators to generate and use data to achieve effective learning outcomes
- developing instruments and interventions to measure and evaluate educational practices and programs.
Real world focus
We focus on evaluating and improving educational outcomes through optimal use of data and technologies in the following areas of transdisciplinary research including:
- STEM education
- student engagement, learning and behaviour
- early childhood health, development and wellbeing
- autism research
- Indigenous knowledges in education
- literacies for the 21st century
- teacher education and professional development.
Projects to develop novel processes to generate hydrogen, restore food webs in endangered grasslands, investigate the health of waterways under pressure from urban growth, and evaluate regulation of global internet platforms are among QUT-led projects to receive Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in the latest round of grants.