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College of education


Our research focuses on capacity building and linking what we know, what we teach and how we learn.

Research encompasses educational contexts including institutions, workplaces and the community, looking at how we support aspirations for diverse people, places, partnerships and programs.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) supervisors

Our academic staff have national and international expertise. They provide support for PhD students in a range of specialisations, including:

  • EdTech
  • data literacy and digital futures
  • wellbeing and harm prevention programs
  • the diverse nature of teachers and learners
  • questions of equity.

The College of Education supports research students in a broad range of areas. The right supervisor can help you develop your project outline and then provide the support needed to help you successfully complete your degree.

The CDU Research Web Portal can help identify research-active CDU staff who are registered to supervise HDR projects. Use the search function to search by area of expertise or click on 'profiles' to browse by name.

HDR forms

International Graduate Centre of Education (IGCE)

The International Graduate Centre of Education is invested in the transforming and revitalising schools and workplaces, creating connected places for learning in large cities and small communities.

We're privileged to work alongside candidates and colleagues from around the world and from diverse professions. Their theoretical and policy contributions provide a rich foundation for research that builds upon the longstanding tradition of influential education research undertaken by researchers within the School of Education at Charles Darwin University. 

Our flagship course is the Master of Education (International). Like much of our work, it is guided by principles of collaboration, working across regional boundaries and multimodal forms of discovery with colleagues. 

Find out more about the IGCE.