Our Vision

In the School of Education, Culture and Society, we pursue a more equitable world by asking the big questions. We find answers through engaging, inclusive educational policy and practice.

We explore educational values, goals and methods to enrich lifelong learning through culture and community. Our endeavour is informed by our shared understandings of all aspects of educational philosophy and practice.

We think deeply and differently, sharing unique insights to look beyond what educational practice in society is today – and shape what it might become tomorrow.

We’re a microcosm of diversity with researchers who think big to solve the challenges of our time – like restorative justice, climate change and social equity – at their foundational levels.

We realise this by:

  • Nurturing diversity of thought: We form rich, interdisciplinary partnerships within our School, across the Faculty and University, and across society. Our thought-leaders openly share their expertise and fresh perspectives to spark educational innovation and change.
  • Fearlessly pursuing a just world: We offer provocations with pride, to hold policy and authority to account. It’s how we drive deep, lasting change in society, culture and education. Locally, nationally and globally.
  • Expanding research insights, now and beyond: We pursue cutting-edge insights to promote educational equity across class, race, ethnicity and gender. Through applied research we help teachers solve the challenges of today – and through pure research we prepare society for the opportunities waiting beyond the horizon.

Our sights are set on leading the way in educational leadership and knowledge exchange to promote learning throughout the lifespan – and shape brighter futures through teaching excellence.

We are the School of Education, Culture and Society – and we are agents of positive change.