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.

Latest posts

Designing student to student online engagement: Professional development videos

Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge has developed 15 teacher professional development videos focused on how to engineer student engagement as a key element of online teaching in the school context. The videos have been uploaded on the Griffith Playlist. Read More

Best Paper Award: Strength-Based Approaches for Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners

Dr Michelle Ronksley-Pavia (GIER) and Dr Janis Hanley recently received the Best Paper Presentation Award from the Conference Scientific Committee for their conference presentation at the 17th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness (APCG) in Taipei.   Read More

Doing School Differently

After many delays due to Covid_19, the biennial Doing School Differently (DSD) conference was held in Adelaide 30 June – 1 July 2022, following the success of DSD16 in Melbourne and DSD18 on the Gold Coast. It was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over Australia, including teachers, youth workers, First Nations support workers, policy makers and researchers. Read More

Meet Dr Greg Vass

Dr Greg Vass came into research provoked by significant changes in high school education, which were in part triggered with the introduction of standardised assessments and his involvement in professional learning related to Indigenous education.   Read More

Three minute snapshots: Dr Henry Kwok

GIER is proud to present the first in our "Three Minute Snapshots" series highlighting the important work being conducted by researchers within our Institute. We recently spoke with our recent HDR graduate, Dr Henry Kwok, about the project Reducing educational disadvantage: teaching professionalism via knowledge collaboratories.  Read More

Meet Dr Kym Fry

Dr Kym Fry's teaching and research is focused on a student centred, inquiry approach in primary mathematics education that helps learners develop problem solving and computational skills needed for a future of complexity and ambiguity.  Read More

Best Paper Award: The Aboriginal Voices project: findings and reflections

Dr Greg Vass (GIER) with colleagues Associate Professor Nikki Moodie, Associate Professor Kevin Lowe and a team of researchers have recently won the Best Paper award in the highly esteemed Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education for The Aboriginal Voices Project: findings and reflections. Read More

Cultural exchanges in vocational education and training

GIER members have recently had the privilege of working with a cohort of Bangladesh participants who have been completing a course focused on Competency Based Training Design and Assessment. Read More

Meet Dr Kathy Gibbs

Dr Kathy Gibbs spent a career working with young people before coming into a niche area of research in inclusive education, focused on ADHD support and differentiated instruction.   Read More

Meet Dr Anna Du Plessis

Dr Anna Elizabeth Du Plessis is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with GIER who works to support beginning teachers in their first five years of practice. Her research aims to construct new models for leadership focusing on effective management of culturally diverse contexts.  Read More

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