Academics across the Commonwealth understand the importance of research in order to increase knowledge, develop new and innovative ideas, improve teaching standards and enhance educational opportunities.
Examples of our research programmes are:
Centre for Commonwealth Education
In partnership with the University of Cambridge, UK, we established the Centre for Commonwealth Education, as a central hub for sharing and developing best practice in primary and secondary education and teacher professional development across the Commonwealth. The Faculty of Education is currently taking this work forward across the Faculty within a broader international context.
Information about CCE research initiatives can be accessed below:
- African Sexual Knowledge and HIV/AIDS
- Appropriate New Technologies to Support Interactive Teaching in Zambian schools
- Building Headteachers' Leadership Capacity for Enhancing Quality Teaching and Learning in Ghanaian Basic schools
- Commonwealth Intercultural Arts Network
- Caribbean Poetry Project
- Gender and Education in Eastern Africa (What keeps girls in school against the odds?)
- Gender and Education in the Caribbean (Raising Boy’s achievement within an inclusive context)
- Introducing digital Open Educational Resources into Zambian primary schools through school-based professional development
- Pedagogy and Leadership (PAL) Project in a Tanzanian School: A Whole School Perspective
- Southern African Poetry Project
- The role of ICT in East African schools and teacher education
- UNISA Advance Diplomas in Education Project
Visiting Scholars and Commonwealth Fellows
The Centre for Commonwealth Education hosted visiting scholars and fellows from institutions across the Commonwealth who played an important role in the development of research, teaching and collaboration.
Lectures and Seminars
Presentations from a programme of public lunchtime and early evening presentations given by members of the Centre for Commonwealth Education and invited speakers may be accessed online from the University of Cambridge website CCE Podcasts .
A wide range of publications and papers, project briefings and reports as well as practical learning resource tools are available from the Centre for Commonwealth Education website .
LOOK (Lifestyle of our Kids) Study
Academics and doctors from Australia National University, Canberra Hospital, the University of Canberra, Deakin University and CSIRO participated in a five year multi-disciplinary longitudinal study to measure the activity levels and nutritional intake of 750 children in Australia and investigate the impact of structured physical education classes in school. In 2010 we gifted the study, including the valuable data set, to Australia National University to facilitate further research.