Researchers in this area identify, validate and implement effective teaching and learning systems, policies and practices which empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve success throughout their life.

Research topics in effective teaching & learning practices for diverse populations

Research focuses on topics including:

  • building resilience of marginalised young people
  • curriculum and pedagogy
  • early childhood education
  • learning for, at and beyond work
  • teacher education for diversity
  • the economics of education and the impact of different approaches to the distribution of education resources
  • new technologies in education
  • youth work.


Researchers in this area have the opportunity to collaborate through partnerships with organisations such as:

  • Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Parkville Youth Justice Precinct
  • University of Texas (El Paso), USA
  • Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Research support

Research in this focus area is supported by our researchers within the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities and :

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