Education-related Research

Research in Education supports James Cook University’s commitment to delivering a brighter future for life in the tropics. Our teaching programs produce graduates who make a difference and our research focuses on issues of relevance to people and places in the tropical world.

Key research areas

  • Education for social and environmental sustainability
  • Indigenous education
  • Professional practices in teaching and learning
  • Teacher preparation, including harnessing digital technologies

Research engagement and partnerships

Education has established significant community and learning research partnerships with various organisations including education agencies, state and local government departments, non-government organisations and industry partners.

Education has a successful history of securing funding for major research projects.  Some of these projects include:

  • Recovery from disaster experience
  • Climate change education
  • Secondary maths teachers’ maths
  • Let’s stay put for literacy and numeracy learning
  • Teaching teachers for the future
  • Indigenous engagement in education
  • Emotional learning in socio-scientific issues for enhancement of scientific literacy
  • ICT, design thinking and innovation