Griffith Institute for Educational Research - Insights

Category: Equity and quality in curriculum, pedagogies and learning environments

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

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

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 Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel

Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel works in a niche area, being one of the only full time academics in Australia undertaking research in outside school hours care services (OSHC), alongside her colleague Bruce Hurst. 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

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

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

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

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

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