School of Education and Professional Studies

School of Education and Professional Studies Head of School Message – March 2021

Welcome to the first trimester of 2021. After what can only be described as a year that changed everything, 2021 promises to be a year of hope and optimism. We are very excited to be orientating the largest ever cohort of initial teacher education students into our Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching programs. […]
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Employment for older workers on the agenda at APEC

Older workers may be hit hardest by the financial impact of the COVID pandemic, according to a Griffith University adult education expert. Professor Stephen Billett presented at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum about the re-employment of older workers. His APEC presentation was based on extensive research across Australia and Singapore. “Many of the […]
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Inspiring student heads into the classroom

Education graduate Yasmin Atwani didn't speak a word of English when she started school, but went on to attain an OP1 and win a scholarship to Griffith to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.
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Teachers of tomorrow help child survivors of DV

A life-changing program has paired pre-service teachers with children impacted by domestic violence.
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COVID created opportunity says influential Griffith grad

A Griffith teaching graduate named a 2020 Global Education Influencer says the pandemic has actually created a whole new world of opportunity for educators.
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Griffith celebrates the first teachers, artists, scientists and healers

2020 NAIDOC Week has been celebrated across Griffith, albeit more virtually than in previous years. 
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Kombumerri Together project gives educators top class cultural tools

An exciting collaboration between Griffith and the Kombumerri people will ensure local students develop a greater understanding of their custodianship of the land on which the Gold Coast campus is located.
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Rates of twice-exceptional children higher than previously thought

The prevalence rates of twice-exceptional children in Australian schools are significantly under-reported according to new Griffith University research.
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Graduates continue to secure jobs despite COVID-19

Newly minted Griffith graduates are defying the tough COVID-19 job market and scoring their dream jobs.
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Inspiring educator leads school to top honours in STEM

A partnership with Griffith University's School of Education has helped a Gold Coast high school become the top performing STEM school in Queensland.
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Hybrid remote learning models still needed post-pandemic

As one of Australia’s leaders in remote learning, Dr Sarah Prestridge is comfortable thinking ahead of the curve.
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Professional and support staff celebrated at VC Awards

Remarkable Griffith University staff members have been recognised at the 2020 Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Support Staff Service.
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PhD candidate advocates for those with hidden disorder

Griffith University PhD candidate Shaun Ziegenfusz is working to raise awareness for a common condition you have never heard of.
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School of Education and Professional Studies

School of Education and Professional Studies Head of School Message – October 2020

A feature of our annual calendar for the School of Education and Professional Studies is sponsorship of the Queensland Department of Education Showcase Awards for Excellence, which celebrates excellent practices that significantly improve outcomes for students. This year the Griffith University Jack Pizzey Award for Excellence in School Leadership 2020 was presented to Matthew O’Hanlon, […]
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Griffith trains autism researchers of tomorrow

The University has launched a new doctoral program to give future autism researchers the skills and experience they need to improve the lives of people on the spectrum. The Autism Future Researchers Doctoral Training Program is the first of its kind in Australia and was designed with extensive input from industry and the autism community. […]
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Partnership provides pathways for teachers of tomorrow

A new partnership between Griffith University and the Australian Council for Educational Research offers teachers of tomorrow fast-tracked entry to the Master of Education.
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More autism research needed at home, school and community say parents

Parents of children with autism want more research to support their child’s wellbeing at home, school and the community.
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Class of 2020 graduating with a difference

Graduating Griffith students are celebrating their academic milestone virtually this year as COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions move the ceremonies online.
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