Projects in this group are concerned with reforming educational practices in relation to pedagogy and curriculum. The research is guided by a commitment to social justice values and democratic processes, and the formation of students as engaged citizens with the knowledge and skills to participate actively and critically in society. It follows that much of the research has been concerned with inquiry-based teaching and learning, with collaborative learning processes in classrooms and with ways of enhancing students’ competencies in the key curriculum domains of mathematics, science and literacy. There is an ongoing focus on productive pedagogies and the relation between pedagogies and assessment practices in schools. 

Black and white image: Ruth Pook's first day of teaching Mt Beppo, February 1910 (State Library of Queensland image number 22943).