Research

La Trobe University ranks ‘at world standard’ for its research in Education and Specialist Studies in Education (ERA 2015-2016 assessment).

Our staff combine experience, expertise and passion to create an active community of researchers working on the complex issues shaping education policy and practice. We pride ourselves on research that disrupts conventional thinking, engages with industry and is relevant to the ongoing pursuit of the best ways of understanding, designing and implementing educational activities in communities, institutions and the outdoors.

Student and teacher learning is a major theme in our research. We specialise in areas such as adult learning, cross-cultural communication, educational leadership and management, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, diversity and well-being, outdoor and environmental education and learning and teaching in contemporary and digital settings.

We have a large number of Masters and Doctoral students studying at our Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses. They come from all over the world and pursue a wide variety of topics.