Skip to main content

Research Thesis Topic

Wicked problems of equity in education

Topic ID

Thesis Topic/Title
Wicked problems of equity in education


Connected to deeply entrenched human values and attitudes, ‘wicked’ problems are more than complex or messy. They are unstructured, unbounded, multidisciplinary and inextricably linked to politics, equity and professionalism. Students are encouraged to select a wicked problem related to any aspect of equity in education, and explore its diffuse and dynamic nature. Problems and resolutions are often interconnected and co-evolutionary, so there is opportunity for students to recontextualise educational challenges and how they are defined and approached. We encourage the use of qualitative methodology and critical theories.

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood

Field of Research
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Education Systems
  • Other Education
  • Sociology

Application Open Date

Application Close Date

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

Back to List