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Learn more about our projects
We run major research projects on which there are often opportunities for collaboration and experience.

Interdisciplinary learning

The centre is at the cutting-edge of education innovation at the University of Sydney, including shaping industry and community project units that bring together students from across faculties to research real-world problems. View this video lecture for an example the kinds of resources being developed.

SOAR fellowship

Professor Karl Maton has been awarded one of 20 prestigious Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowships. He will develop new concepts for the framework of LCT through major empirical studies of education. 

Pedagogies for knowledge-building

Funded by the Australian Research Council, this is an interdisciplinary study of teaching in history and science during Years 7, 8 and 9 at three secondary schools. It involves researchers from the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong and the Australian Catholic University and enacts the complementary frameworks of LCT and systemic functional linguistics.

Dynamics of digital inclusion

Digital inclusion is the ability to use and benefit from information and communication technologies. This project aims to understand the effectiveness of digital inclusion interventions by undertaking a large-scale study of the distribution and adaptation of digital practices across Indigenous and non-Indigenous low socio-economic schools. 

Critical thinking in applied disciplines

The application of real-life or authentic tasks to assess tertiary students’ critical thinking skills has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially in applied disciplines such as social work and business. This project explores the knowledge practices of critical thinking and reflection in applied disciplines and contributes to academic literacy support programs designed by the Learning Centre at the University of Sydney. 

Parents reading to children

This study investigates how parents use purpose-built Parent Assistant Immersive Reading books to read to their children. The aim is to understand parents’ different approaches to reading to their children. Findings are expected to inform understanding of children’s learning experiences outside of the classroom to better understand their effects on experiences in classroom learning.