At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. Our researchers work are an interdisciplinary coalition working to ensure that the benefits which can flow from any form of education and learning are genuinely accessible to all people in all contexts. Our focus is on the pursuit of educational and social justice, and we invest in research and research activities that generate new knowledge about diverse learners and diverse contexts. Our Blog provides introductions to our outstanding team of researchers, and our original, impactful research.

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Meet Dr Tasha Riley

Dr Tasha Riley’s work explores the transformative potential of educational enquiry for minoritized and silenced peoples.  She has developed an international reputation for leading an integrated set of research projects that work individually and collectively to unmask sustained inequalities in educational and related settings, to possibilities for global and social justice.  Read More

First Peoples Students’ Perspectives: World Indigenous Peoples Conference

Becki Cook, who graduated with a Master of Education and Professional Studies Research degree in 2021, presented her research last week at the World… Read More

FIATA World Congress 2022

Professor Sarojni Choy presented at the FIATA World Congress in South Korea recently about workforce capacity building and in attracting, recruiting, training and retaining new generations at work. Read More

Meet Dr Eun Ji Amy Kim 

Dr Eun Ji Amy Kim is passionate about using her position in academia to transcend labels and identities with a goal to do real work, that has genuine impact on communities and learning, no matter how small.  Read More

Designing student to student online engagement: Professional development videos

Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge has developed 15 teacher professional development videos focused on how to engineer student engagement as a key element of online teaching in the school context. The videos have been uploaded on the Griffith Playlist. Read More

Best Paper Award: Strength-Based Approaches for Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia (GIER) and Dr Janis Hanley recently received the Best Paper Presentation Award from the Conference Scientific Committee for their conference presentation at the 17th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG) in Taipei.   Read More

Doing School Differently

After many delays due to Covid_19, the biennial Doing School Differently (DSD) conference was held in Adelaide 30 June – 1 July 2022, following the success of DSD16 in Melbourne and DSD18 on the Gold Coast. It was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over Australia, including teachers, youth workers, First Nations support workers, policy makers and researchers. Read More

Meet Dr Greg Vass

Dr Greg Vass came into research provoked by significant changes in high school education, which were in part triggered with the introduction of standardised assessments and his involvement in professional learning related to Indigenous education.   Read More

Three minute snapshots: Dr Henry Kwok

GIER is proud to present the first in our "Three Minute Snapshots" series highlighting the important work being conducted by researchers within our Institute. We recently spoke with our recent HDR graduate, Dr Henry Kwok, about the project Reducing educational disadvantage: teaching professionalism via knowledge collaboratories.  Read More

Meet Dr Kym Fry

Dr Kym Fry's teaching and research is focused on a student centred, inquiry approach in primary mathematics education that helps learners develop problem solving and computational skills needed for a future of complexity and ambiguity.  Read More

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