Griffith Institute for Educational Research - Insights

Category: Lifelong learners in diverse contexts: workplace, professional, and community learning

Mundane Moments Matter

A new cross-cultural project has found that “mundane moments matter” when it comes to wellbeing. The ways in which "the mundane matters" have emerged from a pilot study exploring wellbeing and identity involving researchers from Griffith, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Queensland (UQ) and students from HKU and UQ. Read More

VET in rural, regional and remote communities

Professor Stephen Billett was invited to brief the Queensland Parliament’s Employment, Education and Training Committee in its inquiry into vocational education and training in rural, regional and remote Queensland. The enquiry was chaired by Ms Kim Richards MP and James Lister MP (Deputy Chair) on the 23rd May 2022.  Read More

AIESEP World Congress 2022

An innovative new conference is coming to the Gold Coast in June, the AIESEP World Congress 2022, co-chaired by Dr Sue Whatman, from GIER, and Professor Maree Dinan Thomspon from James Cook University.   Read More

Meet Dr Benjamin Williams

Dr Benjamin Williams is a senior lecturer in health and physical education in Griffith University's School of Education and Professional Studies. His PhD was in the novel area of outsourcing in health and physical education, which looked at how and why schools were hiring and using external providers to design and deliver HPE and school sport programs in Queensland. Read More

Meet Dr Yoriko Kikkawa

Dr Yoriko Kikkawa is a dedicated GIER research fellow with expertise in research and understanding behaviours and practices from cross cultural and cross disciplinary perspectives. Arriving as an exchange student over 20 years ago with a Bachelor of Education and a keen curiosity in the cross-cultural differences between education in Japan and Australia, Yoriko now specialises in innovative qualitative research. Read More

Meet Associate Professor Kevin Larkin

Associate Professor Kevin Larkin is an inspiring and dedicated educator and researcher, who’s been working in the field of education his entire life. After 15 years as a primary school teacher and 14 years as a Deputy Principal, Kevin completed his Doctoral studies at Griffith in 2010, and has been working here since 2012, specifically with pre-service teachers in mathematics. He has been a long standing and valued member of GIER.  Read More

Unpacking the tensions between local and national skills policy

GIER was delighted to welcome Professor Susan James Relly from Oxford University to present a seminar on her latest research project. Professor Relly's engaging talk included a wealth of insight into the contested space between national education and skills policy, Further education colleges (TAFE equivalent in Australia), and local collaborative anchors, including employers, universities and hospitals (‘eds and med’s).    Read More

Meet Dr Sonal Nakar

Student learning in the 21st century is complex and requires a deep understanding of the realities of teaching in diverse, under resourced and uncertain contexts. Dr Sonal Nakar has developed her passion and intricate knowledge of ethics and ethical reasoning for teacher education, with a career encompassing private and public teaching in schools and the vocational education (VET) sector in India and Australia.  Read More

Honorary doctorate award: Prof Stephen Billett

Professor Stephen Billett, a leading world scholar in adult learning and development and work-based learning, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Geneva at the Dies academicus ceremony, that he attended remotely on 9 October. Read More

Advanced Queensland Fellowship awarded to GIER Research Fellow

Griffith Institute for Educational Research Fellow Dr Yoriko Kikkawa has been awarded an Advance Queensland Fellowship that aims to prepare frontline healthcare professionals working with infectious patients during pandemics such as COVID-19. Read More

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