Welcome to HAVE
HAVE is committed to innovative, significant, globally aware, critical research grounded in histories, contexts and social and economic arrangements. It was established in 2010 to advance research in the School of Education addressing the purposes, policies and practices of post compulsory education. HAVE research uses normative, analytical and historical perspectives to address the relationships in and between diverse learners and in promoting equitable societies.
Research in the centre is organised around two key themes:
Research in this theme explores how higher, adult and vocational education institutions engage with the various communities and citizens of which society is comprised. It is concerned to investigate the ways in which communities and citizens learn and shape knowledge both in society and in the academy, and the impact of these different forms of engagement. It addresses the role of education - including forms of non-formal and informal education in the construction of different forms of citizenship. This theme asks such questions as: how do and should universities respond to communities, civil society and social movements? How effective is lifelong learning in developing economic capacity and social cohesion?
Pedagogies refers to curriculum, teaching and learning in higher, adult and vocational setting in which students, professionals, workers and citizens are prepared academically and practically. There is a particular interest in universities' role in the development of human well-being and agency in societies. The theme investigates the purpose of different curricula and pedagogies; what different knowledges and skills are transmitted and acquired by different individuals and groups; and, how pedagogical arrangements shape personal and professional dispositions and identities. An interest in the contribution of education to the public good motivates a special emphasis on research into how the education of public service professionals might form particular capabilities and orientations to work.