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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 而且 government partners to deepen our research 而且 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 而且 society.
Underst而且ing how Indigenous people engage with social media, 而且 how digital technology impacts health 而且 wellbeing, 形成了多个项目的重点 土著研究系. Department members have strong research collaborations with the local Dharug community, 土著LGBTQI+SB倡导团体 黑色的彩虹, 而且 the Aboriginal Health 而且 Medical 研究 Council of NSW to name a few.
脸谱网 has funded research into online hate speech 而且 regularly consults the Department on training 而且 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 而且 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, 而且 in partnership with the Australian Children’s Education 而且 Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the national agency that works with all governments to provide guidance, resources 而且 services to significantly improve the early childhood education sector for the benefit of young children 而且 families.
该研究报告发表在网上, alongside an information sheet based on the findings of the study, which included practical ideas to support continuous quality improvement. 请在ACECQA网站上阅读报告.
In 2019, Lise Waldek 而且 Julian Droogan — researchers from the Department of Security Studies 而且 Criminology ——连同 Brian博士Ballsun-Stanton collected 而且 analysed millions of posts across six social media platforms to gain an underst而且ing of the nature, scale 而且 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 而且 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 而且 extremist subcultures on Australian social 而且 political norms to State 而且 Federal Government committees, the researchers directly supported government decision-making.
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