Welcome to the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER)
Leading, learning and change across the lifespan, within and outside schooling.
We aim to be a nationally and internationally recognised leader in research across the broad fields of inquiry of education, literacy, learning, public policy and related areas. Our strength in these fields rests on the depth of research expertise across multiple education fields.
The theoretical and practical outcomes of our cross-disciplinary research impacts low socio-economic and Indigenous schools and communities, in particular. Much of the research conducted with Indigenous communities is guided by the Australian government policy initiative Closing the Gap - between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians - through a focus on education.
Our research interests and areas of expertise span across education systems, curriculum and pedagogy as well as specialist areas in education. We promote multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral research with industry and systems that define research in education beyond traditional expectations. Learn more about our research.
GIER is home to more than 330 researchers and research students, making it one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. We lead local, national and international research, assist in the training of Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, and provide expertise to industry and government sectors. Learn more about our people.
We host a number of events each year which aim to to communicate ideas across leadership and learning, curriculum and technology, and professional and practice-based learning, as well as foster new collaborations and engage researchers, teachers, school administration and students. Learn more about our events.
Research funding from the Australian Research Council, Federal and State governments and other funding bodies has repeatedly supported our research into professional learning, language and literacy education, mathematics education, curriculum and assessment and leadership in schools and communities. Learn more about our current grants.