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.

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Tailored approach to teaching reading may help lift literacy rates

Griffith University researchers have collaborated on a research project to help reading professionals lift literacy rates in students. Read More

‘Tokenised, silenced’: New research reveals Indigenous public servants’ experiences of racism

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

Unmasking the Racial Contract: New book

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

Honorary doctorate award: Prof Peter Grootenboer

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

Indigenizing Education: New book

This new edited collection, published by Springer, is co-edited by GIER scholar, Dr Sue Whatman. Read More

“It’s hard to think with all that noise”

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

Middle Leadership in Schools: New book

GIER Acting Director, Professor Peter Grootenboer, has co-authored a new book: Middle Leadership in Schools: A Practical Guide for Learning Learning. 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

Y Connect: Creating critical connections through the Arts

The Y Connect project was a partnership between Yeronga State High School and researchers from Griffith University. Funded by the… Read More

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