School of Education

Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Learner Engagement (PeCALE)

Welcome to the landing page of the Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Learner Engagement (PeCALE) research focus area. On our website you will find tabs to enable you to look at current research projects; researchers working within the focus area; grants and awards obtained by our researchers; publications associated with focus area; and news and events.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the Convenor, Dr Anna Fletcher

What we do

The PeCALE research focus area seeks to understand curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and learner engagement within a variety of diverse formal educational contexts, as well as informal and community contexts. PeCALE researchers employ a multitude of research approaches and methodologies to explore the complex interrelationships between broad and specific curriculum contexts and approaches, quality of learning and teaching, assessment of learning, and impact on learning. These cover formal and informal educational settings and other contexts.


Access detailed information and contact details for the researchers below:

Academic staff
Michelle Briede
Dr Barbara Chancellor
Associate Professor Dean Cooley
Heather Ernst
Dr Anna Fletcher
Dr Monica Green
Di Harrison
Dr Stuart Levy
Dr Hongming Ma
Dr. Sharon McDonough
Professor Claire McLachlan
Naomi Nelson
Melania Pantelich
Dr Sue Plowright
Associate Professor Margaret Plunkett
Bruce Schmidt
Dr. Peter Sellings
Dr Kathy Swinkels
Clare Williams
Chris Wines
HDR Students
Heather Ernst (PhD)
Helen De Weerd (PhD)
Sywia Wojtaszek (PhD)
Clare Williams (PhD)