At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. Our researchers work are an interdisciplinary coalition working to ensure that the benefits which can flow from any form of education and learning are genuinely accessible to all people in all contexts. Our focus is on the pursuit of educational and social justice, and we invest in research and research activities that generate new knowledge about diverse learners and diverse contexts. Our Blog provides introductions to our outstanding team of researchers, and our original, impactful research.
Investigating the work of teachers in Australia’s flexible and non-traditional schools is the focus of a new Griffith University study. Read More
Griffith University researchers have collaborated on a research project to help reading professionals lift literacy rates in students. Read More
The Morrison government has just announced a plan to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in the top ranks of the Australian Public Service. Read More
First Nations GIER researcher Dr Debbie Bargallie, descendent of the Kamilaroi and Wonnarua peoples, has published her new book, Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service, with Aboriginal Studies Press. Read More
Professor Peter Grootenboer, a leading scholar in practice theory and action research and Acting Director of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Read More
Responding differently to sensory information has long been observed in individuals on the autism spectrum. So much so, this is now identified as an item in the current diagnostic criteria. However, not everyone on the spectrum demonstrates differing responses, nor are these responses experienced the same by all individuals. Read More
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