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Research streams

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​​​​​​​The International Centre for Higher Education Educational Research (ICHEER) is involved in the following research streams.

  • ​Innovative pedagogy, curriculum or policy, especially related to democratic and participatory principles
  • Partnership establishment, development and maintenance, particularly related to democratic and participatory principles
  • Issues of diversity and disadvantage​ and their impact in higher education
  • Teaching for social justice, particularly related to challenges in the current environment
  • Catholic social teaching and the Christian humanist tradition
  • Critical spirituality
  • The hidden curriculum and the teaching and learning embedded into everyday life
  • Criticality, encompassing critical thinking and critical reflection

Advisory group members

  • Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds, (DVC (Education) Kingston University, UK
  • Dr Stephen Brookfield, John Ireland Endowed Chair, College of Education, Leadership and Counselling, St Thomas University, USA
  • Dr Laura Beres, Associate Professor, Kings University College, London (​Ont), Canada
  • Professor Joy Higgs – Director Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Professor Linden West, Faculty Director MPhil & PhD, School of Childhood and Education Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, School of Education, Brighton University, UK
  • Professor Fran Waugh, Associate Dean International, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Howard Rosing, PhD, Executive Director, Irwin Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning and Community Service Studies, De Paul University, USA

Contact us

You can direct any ICHEER enquiries to Professor Jan Fook at We are keen to establish links with other individuals or centres with similar interests.

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