At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. The Institute’s research is focused across six contemporary research themes that incorporate many of the key challenges facing Australians.
GIER Insights provides regular updates about the research activities of the experts at the Institute.
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