How to publish- Tips from PhD candidates

Publishing research findings is part of academic life and it is the same for those just starting out their journey as a PhD candidate. Doctoral… Read More

Meet Dr Elizabeth Wheeley

Dr Elizabeth Wheeley kindly agreed to talk to us about her background, research interests, and her current research projects. Elizabeth has been a Griffith member having… Read More

Supporting, guiding and enacting learning across working life

On Thursday, February 9th, a group of Griffith Researchers also associated with Adult Learning Australia, presented their research in a hybrid seminar called… Read More

Doctoral students’ collaborative practices in developing writer identities

Finding and developing meaningful connection with others is an essential part of our human journey. Community is important not only on a personal level but also influences our professional lives. However, the human element of educational research tends to get lost in negotiating the protocols of the academic institution. Two GIER doctoral students are breaking this mould, with their compelling auto-ethnography publication “Doctoral students’ collaborative practices in developing writer identities.” Read More

New publication on the strategic use of languages to raise children bilingually

Areej Yousef is a Higher Degree Research candidate and research assistant with GIER, in the area of bilingualism and bilingual education, settlement, belonging and identity construction among migrants and refugees.    Recently, she has had her second article from her Master of Education and Professional Studies published.  Read More

Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity, and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten

Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech (from GIER) and Eseta Tualaulelei (from USQ) have been featured in a special issue of the journal TESOL in Context Vol. 30 No. 1: Languages in Early Childhood Education containing their article 'Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity, and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten'. Read More

Principal leadership for parent engagement in disadvantaged schools: New book

GIER member Dr Linda Willis has co-authored a new book, Principal leadership for parent engagement in disadvantaged schools: What qualities and strategies distinguish effective principals? Read More

“Punching above their weight”: NAPLAN metaphors

How are economically disadvantaged communities and schools portrayed in news stories about school results in the National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments? In one case, a news story used the metaphor, ‘punching well above their weight’, when referring to the NAPLAN results of ‘disadvantaged’ schools. This metaphor represents schools in locations of poverty as performing poorly on NAPLAN by implying that any NAPLAN success is unusual or an exceptional variance. Recent research by Dr Aspa Baroutsis has investigated the use of metaphors in news stories about the NAPLAN performance of schools in locations of poverty in the Australian print media over the last 10 years. Read More

Tailored approach to teaching reading may help lift literacy rates

Griffith University researchers have collaborated on a research project to help reading professionals lift literacy rates in students. Read More

Unmasking the Racial Contract: New book

First Nations GIER researcher Dr Debbie Bargallie, descendent of the Kamilaroi and Wonnarua peoples, has published her new book, Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service, with Aboriginal Studies Press. Read More

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