The aim of ECIER is to enhance the quality of education and close the gap between high and low performing students and schools. This will be achieved through research: be it development to reform educational policy; enhance school leadership to achieve school improvement, and enhance teaching practice to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.
Our researchers have internationally recognised expertise in: the development of research programs for numeracy and literacy; the use of technology in teaching and learning; early childhood experiences, and the integration of research outcomes into its own teacher education programs. ECIER is currently undertaking educational research into a range of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as well as Arts and Humanities projects. ECIER also works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people covering: cultural sky stories and astronomy; the rehabilitation of country with scientists and Elders.
ECIER’s associated specialist School of Education Research Centres, also offer ongoing research into literacy, numeracy, multiple digital technologies, as well as a range of contemporary early childhood teaching and learning projects. ECIER supports one of Australia’s largest pre-service education programs.