Griffith Institute for Educational Research - Insights

Category: Teacher education for excellence, equity and impact

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

USA Keynote: SITE 2022

Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge delivered a keynote speech at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference on the topic: How to teach in a virtual world as a place with student choice in higher education in San Diego earlier this year. This represented a significant achievement with influential delegates from around the world in attendance.   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

Art Force Awards for Homework Club Mentor

Two dedicated GIER members, Dr Loraine McKay and Dr Tasha Riley, are delighted to share the news that one of their Homework Club Mentors, Ms Caroline (Carrie) Waugh, won the Community Organisation section of the Art Force Awards for the traffic box she painted as a gift of hope for community organisation, Beyond DV. 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

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

From being “too afraid to speak” to “too afraid not to”

There’s long been acknowledgement of the importance of embedding Indigenous content into the Australian curriculum and classrooms, however recent research tells us teachers are still quite apprehensive around doing so. There are long standing fears of getting it wrong, certain sensitivities at play, and a lack of awareness of how to Indigenise a classroom or apply appropriate Indigenous frameworks.    Read More

A 21st Century approach to emergent literacy: No flashcards in preschool please!

We believe children need a strong emergent literacy foundation in the years prior to school in preparation for when they experience formal reading instruction at school, writes GIER expert, Dr Michelle Neuman, in a co-authored blog. Read More

Newspaper framing of teachers and teaching

Dr Aspa Baroutsis, a Research Fellow with the Griffith Institute for Educational Research talks about her research on how teachers and… Read More

Enter your email address to subscribe to the Griffith Institute for Educational Research Insights blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.