Griffith Education research incorporates:
The focus for Education research at Griffith University is to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in research across the broad fields of inquiry of education, literacy, learning and related areas. Griffith's strength in these fields rests on the depth of research expertise across multiple education fields.
ASI support will further enhance the performance in major grants, attracting world-class scholars, and producing innovative and relevant research.
ASI in Education
The newly assigned ASI in Education will enhance Griffith’s reputation in the national and international Education Research communities. More specifically, the ASI seeks to enhance the University’s reputation through multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral research focused on leading, learning and change across the lifespan, within and outside schooling. A related aim of the ASI is to impact a range of disadvantaged communities through cross-disciplinary research with those most impacted by persistent concerns.
The ASI is led by Professor Greer Johnson, Director of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research. It includes senior researchers with international reputations in their fields. Recent professorial appointments hosted by the Institute for Educational Research and the School of Education and Professional Studies, are the means of building further research capacity. Griffith's Institute for Educational Research is home to more than 120 researchers and research students, making it one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country.
Research funding from the Australian Research Council and the Federal and State governments, has repeatedly supported Griffith’s education research into professional learning, language and literacy education, mathematics education, curriculum and assessment and leadership in schools and communities. The theoretical and practical outcomes of the research impacts low socioeconomic and Indigenous schools and communities, in particular. Much of the research has been conducted with Indigenous communities guided by the Australian government policy initiative Closing the Gap - between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians - through a focus on education.
ASI Research Showcase
The ASI Education will showcase its research in September 2012.
International Symposium On Leadership, Learning and Change
13-14 September 2012, Griffith University, Brisbane
This two-day international symposium hosted by Griffith University’s Area of Strategic Investment in Education and the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER) explores contemporary research into the connections between leadership, learning and change. Researchers are asked to use studies in progress or the results of their accumulated work to throw light on what they have learned about the relationship between these key concepts in education. The symposium will be relevant to academic researchers, practitioners and research students. A number of high profile researchers to be hosted by the Principals as Literacy Leaders in Indigenous Communities (PALLIC) project have been invited to participate.