The Future of Educational Research

Perspectives from Beginning Researchers

  • Noleine Fitzallen
  • Robyn Reaburn
  • Si Fan

Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Researching Policy and Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Natalie Brown, Kim Beswick
      Pages 3-11
    3. Amanda Moran, Yoshi Budd, Jeanne Allen, John Williamson
      Pages 53-66
  3. Researching Teachers’ Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Sharon P. Fraser
      Pages 79-85
    3. Vaughan Cruickshank
      Pages 87-97
    4. Abbey Macdonald, Tim Moss
      Pages 99-110
    5. Robyn Mccarthy, Sharon Pittaway
      Pages 111-120
  4. Researching Educational Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Noleine Fitzallen, Jillian Downing
      Pages 153-163
    3. Si Fan, Thao Le
      Pages 165-175
    4. Emily Patterson, Tracey Muir
      Pages 177-187
    5. Marissa Saville, Kim Beswick, Rosemary Callingham
      Pages 203-216
  5. Researching the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Mini J. Chaman, Kim Beswick, Rosemary Callingham
      Pages 227-238
    3. Marlene Chesney, Rosemary Callingham
      Pages 239-251
    4. Noleine Fitzallen, Jane Watson
      Pages 263-278
  6. Researching Literacy Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Ian Hay
      Pages 281-290
    3. Belinda Hopwood, Ian Hay, Janet Dyment
      Pages 291-300
    4. Damon P. Thomas, Angela Thomas, David Moltow
      Pages 301-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-326

About this book


The Future of Educational Research: Perspectives from Beginning Researchers provides a snapshot of research across a diversity of fields in education conducted by beginning researchers. The five main sections of the book cover research into policy and curriculum, teachers’ experiences, educational technologies, the teaching and learning of mathematics, and literacy development. The chapters make valuable contributions to knowledge of contemporary issues in education. They illustrate research topics and methodologies that will underpin and provoke future research, and demonstrate the potential of these beginning researchers to become leaders in their chosen fields of educational research. The chapters also demonstrate the breadth of research topics being undertaken in educational research today. For supervisors and research higher degree students the book provides samples of research higher degree student writing that not only exemplify approaches to presenting research but also support the value of publication at all stages of study.


Beginning researcher Educational research Higher degree student Methodology

Authors and affiliations

  • Noleine Fitzallen
    • 1
  • Robyn Reaburn
    • 2
  • Si Fan
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.University of TasmaniaAustralia
  3. 3.University of TasmaniaAustralia

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