Research at TEDI

Academic staff in TEDI undertake research into a range of matters concerning teaching, learning and assessment in higher education which informs our work in supporting excellence in teaching and learning in the University.  Research activities include collaboration with academic staff at UQ and at other universities and the supervision of RHD students.

RHD advising

TEDI staff may be principal advisors or associate advisors for students  in a range of faculties. Prospective students are welcome to discuss their plans with TEDI staff who can provide guidance on how to proceed towards enrolment.

While prospective higher degree research students cannot enrol through TEDI, TEDI staff are available as advisors for students in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.

Current and recent students

TEDI also coordinates a number of workshops in the Becoming an Effective Advisor Program as part of the University’s staff development program.

Teaching & Educational Development Institute (TEDI) Staff Research Interests

Below are the major fields of interest of staff members from the Teaching & Educational Development Institute (TEDI) of The University of Queensland. Potential Research Higher Degree candidates may be supervised by a combination of staff from the School of Education and TEDI.


Dr Trish Andrews

Distance education, learner experience with ICT, mobile learning, mobile learning ethics, digital curation, learning spaces, social media for learning and teaching, technology enhanced learning.

Internationalisation of higher education/internationalisation of the curriculum; student mobility (student exchange); academic development;  transnational teaching; narrative methodology; feminist theory; communities of practice.
Dr Mathew Hillier
e-Assessment in Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Higher Education: ICT affordances, links to learning outcomes, fit of innovations within academic work flow, e-assessment technology development, case studies of use, web 2.0, social media, virtual worlds. Professional development issues for teachers/academics relating to e-assessment, institutional support systems, structures and policy, success factors in sustaining and scaling e-assessment innovations. Preferred approaches: qualitative and interpretative approaches, systems thinking (Checkland's soft systems), multiple perspectives (Linstone's technical, organisational and personal).
Assessment approaches and tasks in higher education; outcomes-based curriculum development; graduate attributes; discipline  standards: national and institutional professional development  strategies; qaualitative research.
In higher education settings: learning and teaching; assessment; oral forms of assessment.
Undergraduate research experiences for enhanced learning; inquiry-based learning; authentic learning experiences and professional practice; teaching and learning in higher education; induction practices for new academics.
Experiential education, outdoor environmental education, group facilitation, facilitating student engagement in higher education, widening participation agenda in higher education, low SES students in higher education, improving student engagement in higher education.

Research section


TEDI staff are involved in a wide range of research projects.


TEDI's formal research publications

Summer Research Program

TEDI's summer research scholarship program
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