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Education for better outcomes

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.

Media releases

28 Nov 2018

QUT awarded $10.8 million in ARC research funding

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.

Related research projects

Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group

Children grow and learn across multiple sites and in a wide range of historical, contemporary and future contexts.Our research within the early years investigates: young children\'s rights and citizenship; cultural and multilingual contexts and childhoods; evaluation of early childhood, school-based, or parenting interventions, programs, policies, practices, and initiatives; the early childhood education and care workforce.

Literacies, Language, Texts and Technologies (LLTT) Research Group

Social and technological change has led to a need for fresh research perspectives on global literacy standards, the prevalence of digital media in daily life, and the debate around the development of a digital culture.Our researchers are critically investigating these areas of growth and change, and exploring how advancements in technology and literacy practice impacts lives around the world.

Teacher Education and Professional Learning

Teacher Education and Professional Learning