Aims and Scope

Education Research and Perspectives has now become an invitation-only journal. The Journal welcomes invited scholarly contributions in any area of education research. Articles published in Education Research and Perspectives typically fall into two major categories. Empirical articles report on the findings of well-controlled studies which contribute significantly to our knowledge about learning or assessment practices at any level of education. Empirical articles must include a critical consideration of the relevant background literature, stipulating how the research reported in the paper adds to existing knowledge in the field; a detailed description of the methods used for gathering data; and a thorough discussion of findings and implications. Commentary or review articles address a broad range of topical issues relevant to education research or practice. These must be grounded firmly in the relevant background literature, and should include recommendations for future research and/or practice in the area. Commentary or review articles must focus on cutting-edge topics, and use prior research findings in a way that promotes new insights in the field. All articles must meet the definition of research stipulated by Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE):

Research is defined as the creation of new knowledge and/or the use of existing knowledge in a new and creative way so as to generate new concepts, methodologies and understandings. This could include synthesis and analysis of previous research to the extent that it leads to new and creative outcomes.