Department of Education
Education for a just, sustainable and vibrant world.
The Department of Education is a unique and progressive department that engages with education’s most pressing questions and challenges. Our innovative initial teacher education programs in early childhood, primary and secondary education create outstanding educators. Through our research and teaching we explore the role of education systems, educators, children and young people in shaping equitable and remarkable futures.
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The Humanoid Robot research project
We examined the impact of humanoid robots on student learning, integration into the Australian Curriculum and the pedagogical approaches that enhance and extend student learning.
Teachers Supporting Teachers podcast
Born during COVID-19, this podcast responds to the need to further support preservice teachers as they prepare to enter the profession in challenging times.
Children in the Anthropocene research project
This project studies childhoods in diverse urban landscapes using walking, mapping, videoing, photographic, drawing and storytelling methods.
#swinprofexp: Professional engagement on Instagram
This online initiative encourages preservice teachers to share their experiences of, and resources from, professional placement and connect with other students and teachers through the Instagram hashtag #swinprofexp.
The Global Experience Program
Funded by the New Colombo Plan, this is an immersive 15-day overseas placement opportunity for preservice teachers to work with a mentor and develop their pedagogical skills while connecting with the local community.
Professor Sivanes PhillipsonChair Education
Responding to industry needs: Swinburne trials innovative new model for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
A new industry-based learning model will be trialled for Swinburne’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course as part of a partnership with the Department of Education and Training.Read more (Responding to industry needs: Swinburne trials innovative new model for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care)Monday 28 June 2021
Children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs
New research shows nature play is an effective way of including STEM in early childhood education. Analysis for The Conversation by Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Southern Cross University, Alexandra Lasczik, Southern Cross University, Linda Knight, RMIT University, Mahi Paquette, Southern Cross University, Maia Osborn, Southern Cross University and Karen Malone, Swinburne University of Technology.Read more (Children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs)Thursday 23 September 2021
STEM Hub for girls receives funding boost
An online hub that encourages girls to participate in STEM opportunities has received $1.2 million in funding from The Invergowrie Foundation.Monday 18 July 2022
We must celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schoolsCommentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are out of touch, writes Swinburne's Lucy Nicholas.Tuesday 16 February 2016
Student Adobe Digital Coaches are using storytelling to improve digital literacySwinburne students are being employed as Adobe Digital Coaches to share their knowledge and experience of Adobe applications with students and staffThursday 04 June 2020
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For general enquiries, please call +61 3 9214 4983 or send an email to ASSHadmin@swinburne.edu.au.