Australian Research Council (ARC) grants

The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government's investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. The ARC's mission is to advance Australia's capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community.

Full listing of all ARC grants awarded within the faculty for first year funding 2006 - 2013

Other Annual Lists: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013

Faculty of Arts and Education research projects funded by ARC (first year funding 2011)

Leadership in entrepreneurial universities: cross‑national investigations of engagement and diversity
Prof J A Blackmore, Prof S A Wright, Prof N Stromquist, Asst Prof P C Chen, A/Prof H Macha
2011 2012 2013
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of Education
Project Summary: Attracting and retaining academics in leadership is critical to developing twenty‑first century universities that promote innovative and creative economies and inclusive civil societies. This comparative study will provide policy makers and universities with empirical evidence and policy options to build leadership capacity and increase diversity in leadership.

Exploring quality primary education in different cultures: a cross‑national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms
Prof R W Tytler, Prof M W Hackling, Dr P J Hubber, Dr G D Chittleborough, Dr K J Murcia, Prof Dr J Ramseger, Prof H S Chen, Prof C J Hsiung
2011 2012 2013
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, School of Education
Project Summary: This project uses video studies of primary science classrooms in Australia, Taiwan, and Germany to explore teaching and learning practices, situated in diverse cultures, which provide opportunities for quality reasoning and learning in science. The findings will inform primary science teacher education to improve student achievement.

Moments in time: investigating a national history curriculum in early childhood settings and primary classrooms
A/Prof M Dixon, Dr P F Reitano, Dr K A Senior, Dr N C Green, A/Prof A I Taylor
2011 2012 2013
Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s)
> History Teachers Association of Victoria ,
> New South Wales Board of Studies,
> New South Wales History Teachers Association,
> Queensland History Teachers Association  ,
> Queensland Studies Authority,
> Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Administering Organisation:  Deakin University , School of Education
Project Summary: The focus of this project will be the teaching and the learning of History in early childhood settings and primary classrooms located in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Findings from the project will provide evidence‑based curricular and pedagogical theorising of effective and productive teaching and learning of History in those contexts

Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: a longitudinal study
Prof Diane E Mayer, Prof Brenton Doecke, A/Prof Mary Dixon, A/Prof Alex Kostogriz, A/Prof Andrea C Allard, A/Prof Simone J White, Dr Bernadette M Walker‑Gibbs, Dr Leonie O Rowan, Prof Claire M Wyatt‑Smith, Prof R J Bates
2011 2012 2013
Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s)
> Queensland College of Teachers,
> Queensland Department of Education and Training ,
> Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,
> Victorian Institute of Teaching
Administering Organisation:  Deakin University, School of Education
Project Summary: This project investigates the effectiveness of teacher education programs in Victoria and Queensland in preparing teachers for the variety of school settings in which they begin their careers. The findings will inform state and national policy, as well as the work of professional regulation authorities and teacher education providers.

Supporting pacific development
Prof M A McGillivray, Dr D B Carpenter
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s)
>Sustineo Pty Limited
Administering Organisation: Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Project Summary: The research looks at the extent to which twenty two of the world's richest countries support development in the Pacific Islands region through their efforts with respect to aid, trade, migration, private investment, security, technology and environmental sustainability. It will develop an index that will rank these countries on the basis of these efforts.

Non-DU lead projects

From colonial to modern: transnational girlhood in Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian print cultures (1840 1940)

Dr Michelle Smith, Prof Clare M Bradford, Dr Kristine Moruzi
2011 2012 2013
APD Dr Michelle Smith
Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne
Project Summary: This project will produce new histories of girlhood through the examination of Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian print culture. It will shed new light on how colonial girlhood reflected transitional ideals and how Australia related to fellow colonies through its print culture and developed unique national ideals for girls in the modern period.

Exploring the middle ground: new histories of cross cultural encounters in Australian maritime and land exploration

Dr Shino A Konishi, Dr Maria L Nugent, Dr Tiffany S Shellam
2011 2012 2013
Administering Organisation: The Australian National University
Project Summary: This project seeks to reinvigorate Australian exploration history by examining it through the lens of cross cultural encounters and relations. This will bring to the fore the experience of Aboriginal people who came into contact with explorers, as well as the experience of Aboriginal people who participated in exploration parties.

Minutes of Evidence project: promoting new and collaborative ways of understanding Australia's past and engaging with structural justice

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Dr Julie Evans, Dr Jennifer Balint, Dr Nesam McMillan, Dr Joanna R Cruickshank, Prof Patricia A Grimshaw, Ms Rachael Z Maza Long, Dr Elizabeth M Jones, Dr Jennifer L Bates, Prof Alan Lester, Dr Zoe Laidlaw, Miss Erin A Birch
Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne
Project Summary: Bringing together researchers, theatre performers and education experts, this project heightens awareness of Australian history and sparks public conversations within, and between, Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, placing Australia at the forefront of international ways of addressing the questions of structural justice and reconciliation.

Serious play: using digital games in school to promote literacy and learning in the twenty first century
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Prof. Catherine A Beavis, Dr Michael L Dezuanni, Dr Joanne A O'Mara, Dr Sarah Prestridge, Dr Leonie O Rowan, Prof Claire M Wyatt-Smith, Dr Jason A Zagami, Prof Yam San Chee
Administering Organisation: Griffith University
Project Summary: Young Australian's social and cultural experiences are increasingly digital. This project will offer leadership to schools seeking to use and create games to improve student outcomes across subject areas, and will generate new knowledge about how students and teachers approach digital games and the kinds of literacy, learning and pedagogy they entail.

Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) 2011

Self-sustaining Regions Research and Innovation Initiative
(University of Ballarat, Deakin University, University of Melbourne, Monash University).
This initiative is aimed at strengthening regional "well-being" and driving regional rejuvenation through an alliance of research excellence in regional landscape change; regional social connectedness and health; and regional information use and systems optimisation. Deakin University will contribute expertise modelling and optimisation, visualisation and material research through the Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (Professors Peter Hodgson and Saeid Nahavandi).

Education, active living and water: Leveraging Victoria University's research investment
(Victoria University, Melbourne University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, CSIRO)
This CRN will grow capacity in Clinical Exercise Science and Active Living; Water Management; and Education in Low SES, Diverse and Underrepresented Communities. Deakin's contribution will be in two areas relevant to water management: socioeconomic and policy issues around water regulation, and materials for novel filtration and membrane systems through ITRI and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute (Professors Lingxue Kong and David Lowe).

Growing research excellence at Edith Cowan University through partnership and engagement
(Edith Cowan University, University of Adelaide, Deakin University, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, University of South Australia, University of Sydney, University of Western Australia).
This CRN will create world class capacity in a range of areas of national strategic importance including Advanced Technologies for Leading Teaching and Education Practice. Deakin will contribute expertise in the use of technology in leading teaching practice through its Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation (Professor Jill Blackmore).

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