Information related to research interest "Initial Teacher Education"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Education

  • Prof Bruce Burnett

    Professor Bruce Burnett's teaching and research extend across the area of sociology of education with a particular interest in critical social justice issues within teacher education and the high poverty schooling sector. Bruce was a co-founder of the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program which expanded across 7 Australian universities. His research experience includes lead roles on an ARC Linkage grant and European Commission Horizon 2020 grant targeting equity and access in low SES school settings. In addition, Bruce has led an Australian Council of Deans of Education/More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative research project and is regularly invited to collaborate nationally and internationally on research associated with teacher education within high poverty contexts. Recent publications include a co-edited Springer publication 'Teacher Education for High Poverty Schools' and an NETDS Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Teacher Education. Bruce is currently a Senior Editor for the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Education Complement: 'ORE: Encyclopaedia of Global Perspectives on Teacher Education'.

    Phone : 07 3861 6285 (Brisbane) Email :

  • Dr Jennifer Martin

    Jenny's research interests:
    * Human agency in learning and development, particularly as applied to teacher education, science education and education leadership.
    * Critical approaches to science education for equity and social justice.
    * Transformative research methodologies, participatory ethnography, action research and developmental work research
    Discursive psychology and cultural historical activity theory.

    Dr Jenny Martin's research program is concerned with promoting student and teacher agency for the wellbeing of individuals and the planet and extends to science education, education for sustainability, initial teacher education, teacher professional learning and pedagogical leadership. She is currently Research Fellow on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Learning-rich Leadership for Quality Improvement in Early Education, concerned with transformative practice and pedagogical leadership in early childhood contexts. Her expertise includes applications of positioning theory and cultural historical activity theory to education research, developmental work research, action research, participatory ethnography, cultural/discursive psychology and includes video-based research design.

    Jenny has published articles in the International Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Research in Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Learning, Cultural and Social Interaction, where she was also Guest-editor of a special issue on Agency and Learning, and articles and invited commentaries in Cultural Studies in Science Education.

    Phone : 0407447174 (Melbourne) Email :


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