The Centre for Educational Research continues to conduct high quality and important research on a wide range of educational issues. This has been a particularly challenging year with the global pandemic necessitating significant change in how we work and how we engage with our research partners. Researchers in the Centre for Educational Research have demonstrated great resilience and persistence by redesigning research projects and rethinking strategies for largely remote data collection and dissemination. While the pandemic poses challenges for conducting research, it also raises new educational challenges requiring our attention, particularly in relation to remote, blended and virtual learning spaces, and how these may impact on diverse groups of learners. This year researchers have been working with a range of partners across our five key activity streams.

In the Centre for Educational Research we endeavour to:

  1. Innovate learning
  2. Empower educators
  3. Cultivate healthy learners
  4. Advocate for social justice and inclusion
  5. Evaluate educational initiatives

Across these streams we are working with a wide range of partners to achieve better educational outcomes regionally, for the people of Western Sydney, as well as nationally and internationally

In 2021 we are progressing our work within the School of Education Research Operational Plan 2018–2020, in response to the University Research and Innovation Plan 2018–2020. The plan addresses WSU priorities to increase research capacity, impact and quality through a focus on collaboration across Schools and Institutes.

Vision Unlimited 2020: Education Research @ WSU

The Centre for Educational Research is driven by the quest to understand how the potential of education can be harnessed so that it can 'work' for all in socially just, inclusive, sustainable and powerful ways to drive innovation and change.

Discover how CER are taking up this challenge with a unique focus on research that is vibrant and enriched by the wisdom and the wide range of research and evidence generating activities undertaken with partners from across the Greater Western Sydney Region and the world.

Read Vision Unlimited here (opens in a new window)

For further information, please email or call Lin Brown 02 4736 0050

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