Research projects

Big Picture Learning has been part of numerous research and evaluation projects since inception. Some of those are listed below.
In 2015 the NSW Department of Education initiated an evaluation of the implementation of Big Picture Education Australia (BPEA) philosophy and design at Cooks Hill Campus of Newcastle High School.
Professor Barry Down presented at the 2016 Big Picture National Conference in Fremantle. The presentation addresses four key questions: • Why are students disengaging from mainstream schooling? • What are students learning in Big Picture Advisory?
In June 2016 Big Picture Education Australia (BPEA) completed a survey of Big Picture schools, in part drawing on questions we have asked in past years, especially during the 2011-14 evaluation. Nine schools completed the survey.
The findings of a three-year evaluation of Big Picture schools and programs across Australia.
Between 2013 and 2016 BPEA has been involved in a project with Murdoch University. The BPA Project involved five schools in a southern corridor region of Perth.