Pedagogy research theme in Education and Social Work

Pedagogy is one of the major cross-cutting themes in the School of Education and Social Work

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This theme supports our collective exploration of the nature of teaching and the nature of learning. The nature of teaching includes its principles, methods, strategies, values and practices that inform and generate knowledge about teaching. The nature of teaching is guided by theories and empirical research on how people learn. Teaching and learning is considered widely to include policy, the environment, and technology. In this theme, we engage in pre-primary years to higher education (pre-P to 20) scholarship and beyond with life-long learning. 

Our members do academic work with organizations that have an educational mandate, including: teacher education, schools, higher education, local governments, national Ministries of Education, out-of-school organizations, parents’ associations, online consortia and web-based groups, and an array of local and international non-governmental, community organisations. We actively question what is desirable to teach, how should we teach it, who gains from this teaching, and in what ways do people learn best? 

Current projects

  • Teacher Education
  • Science Education
  • Language and Literacy Education
  • Funds of Knowledge
  • Educational Technology
  • Nature-based learning
  • Large scale statistical data sets
  • Gender and Social Context
  • Professional Development
  • Online learning

Research supervisors

Louise Campbell