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. The Institute’s research is focused across six contemporary research themes that incorporate many of the key challenges facing Australians.

Transforming lives through learning

Education has the power to transform lives.

Living with autism and developmental disabilities

Research in Autism and Developmental Disabilities (RADD) uses high quality methodology to contribute new knowledge and understanding of autism and developmental disabilities. RADD researchers focus on the translation of knowledge into practice at an individual, family and systemic level, in order to impact policy and practice.

Educating the teachers of tomorrow

Research in this area leads the way in educating the teachers of tomorrow, incorporating high-quality, innovative, critical analyses of targeted areas of teacher education. Our experts undertake innovative research that positions them as national and international leaders in this field.

Empowering leaders for learning

School leaders are integral to every learning enterprise. This research area demonstrate the importance of leadership for learning and how it might be more widely enacted, not only in schools but in children’s homes and communities.

Enhancing professional and practice-based learning

This research theme covers broad fields of initial and continuing, professional and vocational education. Research in this area promotes learning and development in ways that address issues of equity and access that benefit individuals, workplaces and communities nationally and internationally.

Ensuring educational justice and equity

This research theme focuses on children and young adults at risk of not fulfilling their potential because of their socio-economic circumstances, mental and emotional upheaval including trauma and displacement, discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, migration status, gender and age.

GIER Insights

GIER Insights showcases the impact of the innovative research being conducted by members of the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER). Policymakers, industry professionals, teachers and practitioners, students, and the wider public are able to access research updates and findings, briefs, videos, book launches, and reports, by GIER experts about many of the key issues and challenges facing education.

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