Our plan and priorities
Quality research is vital to the department. We rely on robust evidence to understand the impact of what we do and to improve how we do it.
We use research to:
- inform policies and programs
- find approaches to teaching, training and learning that meet Queensland's diverse needs
- support service delivery
- transform practices
- improve the links between education and training providers, industry, the non-government sector, and the broader community.
Our research plan 2.5M creates alignment between research and the department's strategic priorities to get the most out of research activities and investment.
Principles that guide our research (including the departments Standards for ethical research practice) ensures it is:
- of a high quality
- open and collaborative
- unique and aligned; and
The plan also includes information about the process of applying to conduct research.
The department has identified eight priority research themes 597K to focus research in areas that will optimise education and training service outcomes in Queensland. While we assess all research applications on their merit, we are particularly looking for applications that align with the priorities outlined below.
- Empowered learners - engaging with and encouraging learners' thoughts and opinions about their education.
- The diverse learner - supporting the diverse cultural, community and individual impacts on learning and understanding the subjective context of learners.
- Health and wellbeing - understanding the impact of health and wellbeing on teaching and learning and improving outcomes.
- Pedagogy, curriculum and assessment - identified evidence-based, relevant and effective learning, teaching and assessment practices for early childhood education and care, schooling and training in Queensland.
- Leadership, expertise and support - pursuing excellence in staff leadership and expertise. Supporting Queensland's early childhood education and care, school and VET leaders and educators.
- Community connections and integration - improving the integration of learning centres into the community. Understanding the complex and varied roles learning centres play for learners, staff and the community.
- Transitions, pathways and lifelong learning - creating successful transitions from home to early childhood education and care, school, training, further education, employment and lifelong learning.
- Learning in the 21st Century - developing the skills needed to engage with cultural and technological evolution.
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This page was last reviewed on 27 Nov 2017