Open lecture analyses school league tables

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Noted UK statistician Professor Harvey Goldstein from Bristol University will present an Open Lecture, “Parental choice and league tables’’ at the QCA Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, October 27. His talk will focus on the use of school ranking measurements such as NAPLAN. “These rankings are widely published in the media and utilised by schools in […]

Teaching excellence accolade

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Business lecturer Peter Woods has secured one of only 27 awards up for grabs in the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council announced the names on Wednesday (Sept 29) in the lead up to the Canberra ceremony on November 16 which acknowledges the outstanding efforts and achievements of higher […]

Experts present latest research on bullying prevention

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The Commissioner for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, Queensland Elizabeth Fraser will provide the opening address. Presenters include Professor Bruce Burton who initiated the Queensland-wide Acting Against Bullying program, Professor Paul Mazerolle, director of the Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention program, and Griffith University PhD scholar Roberta Thompson whose research is on […]

Sewell Fellow presents public lecture

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Visiting Canadian Professor Jean Clandinin will present a public lecture entitled ___Composing Lives: Narrative inquiry into the experiences of youth who left school early___, on Monday, June 7 from 4pm-6pm. Professor Clandinin is visiting the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER) as a 2010 University Sewell Fellow and is Director of the Centre for Research […]

Study finds older workers look to the future

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Contrary to recent media reports, a new study from Griffith University has found that many older workers enjoy their jobs and are embracing new technology and training. The survey of 286 Australian workers in technical, para-professional and professional employment aged 45 and over, found most were not subject to age-bias and enjoyed opportunities for training […]

Griffith’s education hub strengthened by QTAC offers

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Griffith University’s reputation as a leader in teacher education and applied theatre has been strengthened with the Faculty of Education reporting increased applications in the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre’s major offer round. First preferences in the Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary have increased substantially at both Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses. Associate Professor […]

Cochlear implants: no guarantee of success for all

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Many factors including a child’s age, parental expectations and geographic location all contribute to the efficacy of cochlear implants in children, a new report from Griffith and Deakin Universities has found. The study – A comparison of Anticipated Benefits and the Personal, Educational and Social Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation in Deaf Children – is one […]