Living better through learning
At Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER), we have one of the largest concentrations of university-based education researchers in the country. We comprise a vibrant community of researchers and research candidates whose applied research with industry partners, education systems, schools, community and not-for-profit organisations is readily translated into practice. We invite collaboration in discovering how new knowledge about learning can address issues related to living with autism, teacher education for 21st century learners, school leadership, and professional and practice-based learning. Many of the issues are being addressed in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and multidisciplinary workplaces.
GIER has identified Research Programs based on evidence of current, successful research, led by five esteemed senior researchers who are also mindful of new intellectual projects that can drive our endeavours to the next level of productivity and reputation.
The involvement of and broad consultation with this group is crucial to GIER’s ability to realise its vision and to meet its research objectives to create new knowledge about learning.
February 26, 2018
Studying the dark side of teen girls’ social media
Despite the best efforts of educators, government, and law enforcers, teen bullying and sexting are still very much a part of many Australian teen girls’ lives.
November 22, 2017
Griffith research to help cut road toll
While Australia’s road toll has reduced considerably in a generation, Griffith University’s Dr Lyndel Bates will spend the next few years helping to bring the numbers down even lower. In 2011, Australian drivers aged 17-25 comprised 13 per cent of the population yet this demographic acco...
June 26, 2017
Partnership leads Tasmanian schools to higher ground
The Griffith Institute for Educational Research has partnered with Tasmania’s Department of Education to improve literacy through the professional development of school leaders with Griffith’s Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL) program.
June 22, 2017
Griffith’s Tallowwood childcare centre hits 30-year milestone
Education platform setting children up for life