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

Meet Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards

Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards has a diverse and rich background of experiences in the sciences, arts and theatre that she brings to teaching and learning in higher education.   Read More

Meet Professor Parlo Singh

Professor Parlo Singh has dedicated her career to working in the field of primary schooling, particularly working with schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse communities in areas of high socio-economic poverty.  She sees schooling institutions as pivotal in disrupting intergenerational cycles of poverty.   Read More

Report on Racism in Australian Schools No Surprise to Education Researchers: GIER researcher response

This week, ABC's Mary Lloyd reported on a survey that found 91% of African-Australian respondents had experienced racism in a school context.  GIER's Professor Leonie Rowan says that this latest report comes as no surprise to anyone who has been researching the experiences of Australia's diverse learners for the past 20 years. This happens both in schools, and in their wider online contexts.  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

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