Research to lead the way in educating teachers of tomorrow
Our Teacher Education program promotes high-quality, innovative, critical analysis of targeted areas of teacher education, with the aim of positioning its researchers as national and international leaders in this field. Associate Professor Jeanne Allen, Professor Donna Pendergast and Dr Kate Thompson lead the program.
Middle years pedagogy and teacher education
This research project focuses on developing tools for effective pedagogy in middle years (teacher) education. Such tools include apps and immersive reality. Project members: Professor Donna Pendergast and Katherine Main.
Technology enabled experiences in higher education
Professor Glenn Finger outlines his research into the conditions for success of actively designing technology enabled experiences that focus on learning in higher education.
Innovation in teacher education
Research in this project focuses on student engagement, resilience and wellbeing that’s enhanced through building a sense of belonging. The program also focuses on bridging theory-practice divide and raising critical consciousness, alongside the imperative for building evidence of impact on learning and work readiness. Project members: Dr Mia O’Brien, Dr Loraine McKay, Dr Sarah Prestridge and Professor Donna Pendergast.
Teacher education and professional learning
This project is a component of the Professional Learning Hub, which involves the delivery of professional learning to Queensland classroom teachers to upskill capabilities. Research focuses on teacher self-efficacy, that is confidence and competence to deliver learning materials and the connection to the professional learning program. Project members: Professor Donna Pendergast, Dr Katherine Main, Professor Glenn Finger, Associate Professor David Geelan, Associate Professor Peter Grootenboer, Professor Richard John, Dr Ali Sammel, Christine Edwards and Dr Jason Zagami.