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Research

CQUniversity Education research aligns under two primary research strengths:

  • Creative Arts
  • Learning, Equity, Access and Participation.

Within these two strength areas researchers across the school engage in innovative learning and teaching, applied research, and specialist studies in Education.

Research and research higher degree student supervision is focussed on the following areas:

Creative and Professional Writing

Research in creative and professional writing spans:

  • Creative nonfiction, food writing, memoir and biographical writing, art and self-help writing
  • Critical science fiction, historical fiction, poetry and screenplays, gothic fiction, the short story
  • Institutional talk, communication methodology media practice and content, regional media and radio studies
  • Journalism and professional writing studies

Active researchers in creative and professional writing include:

Critical Social Enquiry

Research in critical social enquiry spans:

  • Transnational, maritime and environmental history
  • Australian South Sea Islander and Torres Strait Islander social contexts
  • Environmental politics and climate change adaptation
  • Regionalism in China and Australia
  • Urbanisation and ethnicity in China
  • Policing and penology

Active researchers in critical social enquiryinclude:

Digital Media and Visual Arts

Research in digital media spans:

  • Digital media, including web design, human-computer interaction, social media, 3D animation, mobile applications, film/media studies

Active researchers in digital media include:

Education, Training and Employability Pathways

Research in education, training & employabilitypathways spans:

  • Initial teacher education
  • Professional learning for educators
  • Comparative and cross-cultural education
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary and secondary school education
  • Further education and work transitions

Active researchers in education,training and employability pathways include:

Performing Arts

Research in performing arts spans:

  • Collaborative music performance, jazz performance, improvisation, composition and arranging
  • Music and maritime leisure travel music
  • Musical theatre, children's theatre, theatre in education and performing artspedagogy

Active researchers in performing arts include:

Resilience and Special Education

Research in resilience and special education spans:

  • Reading and Literacy
  • Inclusive education

Active researchers in resilience and specialeducation include:

Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

Research in scholarship of learning and teachingspans:

  • Education assessment and evaluation
  • Education technologies for teaching & learning
  • Curriculum development
  • Education administration, management & leadership

Active researchers in scholarship of learning and teaching include: