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Education and social work research

Leading education and social work research
We have a consistent track record of success in education and social work related research, including securing competitive grants from the Australian Research Council.

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work manages successful funded partnerships with local schools and communities, state and federal government departments, through to international scholarly collaborations on global standards of education and social policy.

Some of our recent research partners include: NSW Department of Education and Communities, Telstra, SAX Institute, Department of Industry and Science, Office for Learning and Teaching and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

Research areas

  • Arts and creativity
  • Children and young people: safety and wellbeing
  • Comparative and international education
  • Counselling, welfare and community services
  • Design of virtual and physical learning spaces and the development of epistemic fluency
  • Disability and mental health
  • Educational measurement and assessment
  • Educational policy and social justice
  • Educational systems: administration, management and leadership
  • Gender relations and gender identity
  • Health and sport
  • Indigenous education
  • Knowledge building in social work practice and education
  • Learning sciences and educational technology
  • Maths and science education
  • School and teacher leadership and management
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Social change
  • Social policy
  • Social work in health care
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Special and inclusive education
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Third sector research
  • Violence against women and children

Research centres and institutes