Researchers in CREET are based in a number of different Faculties in the University, including the Faculty of Wellness, Education and Language Studies (WELS); the Faculty of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics and The Institute for Educational Technology and as a result our research is interdisciplinary- we integrate methods, tools, perspectives, concepts and theories from our different disciplines to address problems or issues that are beyond the scope of a single discipline.
Many of the problems and issues that our interdisciplinary research addresses are global in nature, reflecting priorities that have been identified by key bodies such UNESCO and the UN. In particular our interdisciplinary work focuses on a key challenge to understand how people can be enabled to realise their potential, lead healthy, fulfilling lives, create inclusive societies, and thrive in the context of change and uncertainty.
Our work is predicated on a commitment to social justice and strong ethical values. Our researchers have especial expertise in respect of research ethics – supporting the wider international research community, including practitioner researchers, to navigate the new ethical challenges emerging from shifting research practices and technological developments, for instance.