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Preparing Arts students for a digitally enhanced career path
The 艺术学院 is committed to engagement with academic, industry 和 government partners to deepen our research 和 address local, 国家和全球挑战. We also work collaboratively with our partners to ensure that our courses are relevant to the needs of industry 和 society.
Underst和ing how Indigenous people engage with social media, 和 how digital technology impacts health 和 wellbeing, 形成多个项目的焦点 土著问题研究部. Department members have strong research collaborations with the local Dharug community, 土著LGBTQI+SB倡导团体 黑色的彩虹, 和 the Aboriginal Health 和 Medical 研究 Council of NSW to name a few.
脸谱网 has funded research into online hate speech 和 regularly consults the Department on training 和 policy.
The Department has also recently partnered with 不会 to develop one of the first online mental health resources produced specifically for Indigenous youth.
琳达·哈里森教授 麦考瑞教育学院 led a team on the Quality Improvement 研究 Project (2018–2020) to investigate the contributors 和 underlying processes that led to, 和支持, quality improvement of children’s programs in long day care services throughout Australia.
这项研究是为了, 和 in partnership with the Australian Children’s Education 和 Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the national agency that works with all governments to provide guidance, resources 和 services to significantly improve the early childhood education sector for the benefit of young children 和 families.
该研究报告在网上发布, alongside an information sheet based on the findings of the study, which included practical ideas to support continuous quality improvement. 请参阅ACECQA网站上的报告.
In 2019, Lise Waldek 和 Julian Droogan — researchers from the Department of Security Studies 和 Criminology ——连同 Brian博士Ballsun-Stanton collected 和 analysed millions of posts across six social media platforms to gain an underst和ing of the nature, scale 和 threat posed by the online spread of right-wing extremism in NSW. Commissioned by the State Government after the 2019 Christchurch attack by a far-right Islamophobe 和 terrorist from NSW, this empirical research presented policy-oriented recommendations on how government can address the problem of far-right violent extremism.
This research identified a ‘creeping threat’ that online right-wing extremist narratives pose to Australian social cohesion. By providing evidence on the impact of the convergence of technological change 和 extremist subcultures on Australian social 和 political norms to State 和 Federal Government committees, the researchers directly supported government decision-making.