Faculty Research Focus Areas

The Faculty encourages inter-disciplinary and cross-departmental research. Candidates may select research topics which interlace with one or more of the following current themes and focus areas of the Faculty:


  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education curricula and assessment processes (from early childhood to tertiary and higher education).
  • Technical and vocational education and training (TVET), design and technology (D&T) education, policy, planning, theory and practice, implementation and evaluation.
  • STEM, TVET, D&T pedagogy, teacher-student interaction, student engagement, learning outcomes.
  • Teacher and student emotional development, motivation, discipline, learning styles, self-efficacy and epistemological beliefs.
  • Leadership, management, supervision, policy, standards and quality in science and technology (S&T) education planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research, design-based research, research-based practice in STEM education.
  • Work-integrated learning, industrial attachment, experiential learning, service to community.
  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in STEM education, Mobile learning, E-learning, digital pedagogies, Technology-enhanced learning.
  • Gender, inclusiveness, social support, science and technology literacy, group learning, student support and help-seeking, learning environments, resources and the digital divide.