Griffith Institute for Educational Research - Insights

Category: Evolving perspectives on Equity, Excellence and Care in Education

Creating Futures Summit 2022: Conversations that Matter 

The 2022 Creating Futures summit, the 7th in the series, was a bold foray into the future of education and teacher education, in a post-pandemic world.  This year's theme provoked educators to move away from the conservative and pervasive narrative of “back to normal.”   Read More

Doing School Differently Podcast

‘Doing School Differently’ 2022 is the pre-eminent Australian conference for all those committed to developing and sustaining alternative educational opportunities and pathways for young people experiencing barriers to education. The work showcased at this year's conference is very relevant to the ARC Linkage project currently underway, “Who teaches in flexible and non-traditional schools in Australia?”  Read More

Gifted and Talented Education Symposium

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia convened and led the 2022 Griffith University Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, with this year’s theme of “Diversity and Gifted Education” aimed at building educators’ capacity in recognising and supporting the needs of diverse gifted students.   Read More

EDJEE Research

EDJEE is a collaborative project comprising a number of researchers within GIER, co-facilitated by Dr Sue Whatman and Professor Parlo Singh. EDJEE researches the impacts of socio-economic circumstances, mental and emotional upheaval and discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, migration status, gender and age on students' experiences of education.   Read More

Meet Dr Natalie Lazaroo

Dr Natalie Lazaroo fuses her passion and interest for physical theatre and the performing arts with research in the educative and transformational role of community collaborations in this space.  She is passionate about changing the narratives around inclusion and belonging for young people especially those in social housing. Read More

Meet Associate Professor Glenda McGregor

Associate Professor Glenda McGregor is passionate about helping young people find their way through education, believing a sound education provides all sorts of future benefits including wellness, employability and being able to participate fully in a democracy. Read More

Reconciliation: More than symbology

It’s Reconciliation Week, with this year’s theme being “Be Brave, Make a Change". This raises questions such as “What does this mean?" and "How can 'Make a Change' go beyond rhetoric and symbology and translate into explicit accountability and meaningful, ongoing action?” 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

Meet Dr Loraine McKay

Dr Loraine McKay is a consistent achiever, with strong guiding values in social justice and equity, who has created an international profile as a researcher in the fields of pre-service teacher identify development. Her work incorporates well-being, resilient-engagement, self-efficacy and agency to prepare teacher for the rigours of the professional world.  Read More

AVETRA Conference: Inequality a major focus of presenters

GIER members were recently involved in the ‘Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association’ (AVETRA) annual conference, a hybrid event held over two days (28-29 April). GIER’s Deputy Director, Steven Hodge, was conference chair. Read More

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