We're lauded as above world standard
Excellence Research in Australia (ERA) identifies research excellence within Australia’s higher education institutions based on national and international benchmarks.
ERA ranked Deakin's specialist studies in education at '4' – above world standard in 2015.
Our HDR disciplines
We currently have postgraduate research supervisors available in the following disciplines.
- Applied learning and professional education and training
- Arts education
- Curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning
- Early childhood education
- Education policy, professionalism, leadership and internationalisation
- Health and physical education
- Humanities, societies and environments education
- Language, literacies and learning
- Mathematics education
- Science, technology and environmental education
- TESOL, EAL/D and languages
If you’d like to study a master's or PhD at the School of Education, find
Contact our HDR Coordinators
Our HDR coordinators will be happy to help you with any enquiries you might have regarding studying at the School of Education, choosing a discipline or finding a supervisor.
Melbourne Burwood Campus HDR Coordinator
Dr Glenn Auld
+61 3 9251 7098
Email Dr Auld
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus HDR Coordinator
Dr Amanda Mooney
+61 3 5227 3285
Email Dr Mooney
My supervisors are first class and the opportunities for networking and collaboration make being a distance student both positive and rewarding.
Breaking new ground in educational research
Deakin researchers are involved in a number of innovative education research projects.
- Deakin’s Chair of Education Professor Christine Halse edited a landmark book. Asia Literate Schooling in the Asian Century explores Asian literacy education and building intercultural relations.
- A team led by Professor Russell Tytler is working as part of a major national program to increase the study of science and technology in secondary education. They've developed a trailblazing 'representation construction'-guided inquiry pedagogy. It's achieving dramatic improvements in student performance and influencing science educators around the world.
- Deakin researchers are focusing on equipping young people and adults to live in a globalised, digital world. They're informing policy across all educational sectors through developing partnerships, transforming pedagogies and working toward achieving equity and social justice.
Our research centres and groups
Research for Educational Impact (REDI)
In 2016, the Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovations (CREFI) was renamed Research for Educational Impact (REDI).
REDI seeks to be a leading national and international centre in educational research. Underpinned by strong equity principles, REDI has been formed around four distinctive programs that will address the key contemporary education issues.
Its research crosses all sectors: kindergartens, schools, universities, vocational education and training and community education.
Research programs include:
- environmental and health education for sustainable communities
- governance, policy and educational leadership in local and global contexts
- pedagogy, cultures and professional engagement
Interdisciplinary themes include:
- rural and regional education and communities
- internationalisation, inclusivity and knowledge work
- professional learning, practice and ethics.
Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE)
CRADLE focuses on investigating quality assessment in higher education and practices that can be enhanced through emerging digital environments.
The centre is led by Foundation Director Professor David Boud. It collaborates on research in significant areas of assessment innovation, credentialing and the use of evidence of learning.
Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTALL)
The Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages (CTaLL) research program focuses on the development of innovative teaching and learning across the TESOL, EAL/D and languages teaching education sectors in Australia and internationally.
Their research is framed by socio-cultural perspectives on languages, culture and identity in education, and the nexus between communication, language awareness and languages curriculum, pedagogy and practice.
Building on the extensive expertise of the languages, EAL/D and TESOL discipline team, CTaLL provides specialist units of contemporary theory, pedagogy and practice cross undergraduate and postgraduate teaching courses.
Co-Director Dr Ruth Arber
+61 3 9244 3933
Co-Director Dr Michiko Weinmann
+61 3 9244 6979