The English research discipline leads, initiates, supports and publishes research in English and literacy education, as well as the broader social and cultural trends that affect language and literacy.
Key Research Areas
- Children's Literature
- English and literacy education
- Educational semiotics
- Critical and cultural literacies
This study will provide benchmark standards of appropriate teacher knowledge for teaching Mathematics and English across the levels of schooling from Foundation to Year 12, at different stages of experience, and will explore ways in which teacher knowledge can be developed
More information can be found on the Powerful Knowledge website.
Funding Body: Australian Research Council (ARC) | Project No: DP130103144
This project is an investigation of the effects gained by secondary school students, pre-service teachers, and teacher professionals when pre-service teachers are appointed as volunteer reading tutors in secondary schools. Specifically, this research is looking at the effects on secondary school students' reading development and engagement as a result of additional one-on-one assistance with reading. This research also examines pre-service teachers' knowledge and skill development for the teaching of reading, and secondary school teachers' perspectives of a volunteer reading programme. This research is a pilot project designed to lead into a large scale research investigation.
Funding Body: Resolts Grant | Project No: H14677
Relationship between literacy and hearing in Tasmanian school children following iodine deficiency in pregnancy: 11 year follow-up of the Gestational Iodine Cohort.
Professor Ian Hay of the Faculty of Education is a chief investigate along with chief investigates at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Dr Kristen L. Hynes, Dr Petr Otahal, and Professor John R. Burgess, who are researching the influence of mild iodine deficiency on children's cognitive development.
Professor Ian Hay is an educational psychologist with research interests and publications in children's cognitive development and students with learning difficulties. Investigating the role of iodine on children's cognitive development is a prime example of interdisciplinary research between a Faculty of Education and a Medical Research Centre.
- Tasmanian Community Fund: Grant; Department of Education Tasmania; Hearing Australia
- Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation: Grant-Clinical Research
Prof Tom Nicholson
Massey University, New Zealand