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Charles Sturt University

Graduate Studies in the School of Education

The School of Education has a vibrant and diverse community of doctoral students, both on and off campus. We welcome applications from potential doctoral students whose plan of research fits with the research priorities of the School and the Faculty of Arts and Education.

For more information about pursing doctoral studies in the School of Education, see the Faculty of Arts and Education's Graduate Studies web pages. There, you will find details about research areas, potential supervisors, the application process, and potential funding sources.

School of Education Doctoral Candidates

CandidateResearch Topic/Title
Alexandra Blitz-Raith

The Development of a Multimodal and Semiotic Analytical Framework for Educational Apps

Jessamy DaviesPedagogies of educational transitions: Continuity and change as children start school in rural areas
Jenny DwyerChildren’s universal right to play, learn and express opinions: A cross cultural study of the cultural construction of STEM.
Letitia Galloway How does the Australian curriculum history enable or constrain rural primary teachers' professional practice?
Stephanie GaroniAccomplishing transition: Investigating talk practices as students move between primary and secondary school
Lincoln Gill Pre-service teacher use and non-use of ICTs for learning and teaching on professional placement: Investigating pedagogical decisions and defining practice
Sarah HaytonDifferent sides of the same coin? Cyberbullying and the positive uses of social networking: examining perspectives from multiple cultural youth
Rachael Jefferson-BuchananAn examination of the relationship between philosophy, pedagogy and practice in UK Education: focusing on specific epochs in physical education. 
Mark Lee Academics beliefs and practices in the use of 3D immersive visual worlds for learning and teaching
Gibson MatimbaOverseas Trained Teachers: Enablers and Constraints to Professional Practice and Social Integration into the Australian Education System
Leonie McIntoshGaagu-ma-rra Gurray: Aboriginal children, families and communities starting school
Steve MurphyPractices contributing to school STEM success in rural Victorian secondary schools 
Jeffery O'FlannaganAn Investigation of Education Frameworks for the Training of Sporting Officials
James PurkisA study of the interrelationship between school and out-of-school uses of digital technology for collaboration by Australian secondary school students using activity theory
Emma Saxton

Music and Music Education are important in our lives: An investigation into the Values of a Regional Community.

Helen Stavrou“Singing to success: The use of song as a motivational tool for promoting writing/creative writing in the EFL/ESL classroom-tertiary education.”
Natalie Thompson Children's Perspectives of Literacy in and out of Classrooms in the 21st Century
Anne Whisken Informed learning practices and experience in a secondary school blended learning environment

You can find out more about the exciting work done by doctoral students in other schools in Faculty of Arts and Education here.