Archived projects

Knowledge Building Project

This project examined two important disciplines, history and physics, in the markedly changed environment for schools and universities in the 21st century, and in the context of ongoing debates about knowledge and the purposes of education today.

Find out more


Evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) engaged the University of Melbourne and our partner, the Australian College of Educators, to design, develop and deliver the process and impact evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (the Standards).

Find out more


Peace building and language

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco was appointed by UNICEF under its Peace Building and Education international project to conduct a research and intervention project on language, social cohesion and peace building in three South East Asian countries.

Find out more


Women in the Scientific Research Workforce

This project, anchored in the strategically important fields of biomedical research and chemistry related industries, used longitudinal data analysis and industry case studies to extend knowledge of gender differences in scientific career paths and critical career transitions.

Find out more


Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The major objective of the study is to understand how learning achievement unfolds in very different contexts with the intention of informing curriculum design, classroom practices, assessment processes and teacher professional development at the national level and especially in ARMM.

Find out more


International Baccalaureate Programs: Longer Term Outcomes

A qualitative study investigating the influence of International Baccalaureate programs on the lives of alumni.

Find out more


The Young Learners' Project

This project gives attention to the preschool years in which there is potential to develop skills within young children that will guard against future literacy failure.

Find out more


The Keeping Connected Project

The Keeping Connected project brings together leading education and adolescent health researchers, together with industry partners from the Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, in an innovative multidisciplinary approach to researching the experiences of young people.

Find out more


Curriculum Policies project

The project School knowledge, working knowledge and the knowing subject: a review of state curriculum policies 1975-2005 was funded as a Discovery Project by the Australian Research Council for 2007 and 2008, and was supplemented by further funding from the University of Melbourne through 2009.

Find out more


Vocational studies in school - does it matter if I'm a girl and if I'm poor?

The growth of VET in Schools has been associated with government policy to promote an innovation culture and economy, to increase secondary retention, and to strengthen transition from school to tertiary study, training and work. This study seeks to examine the effectiveness of VETiS, from a gender and SES perspective, in strengthening participation, fostering student engagement and facilitating effective transition.

Find out more


Assessment & Teaching of 21st Century Skills

The purposes of the project are set out in the Call to Action issued by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft at the Learning and Technology World Forum in London on 13 January 2009.

Find out more


Prep to Grade 2 Literacy Assessment

This project was undertaken for the Catholic Education Office. In its first phase it involved the preparation of a paper that outlined potential directions for Prep to Grade 2 assessment for CEO schools in the context of contemporary understandings of literacy learning.

Find out more


Assessment and Learning Partnerships (ALP)

This project is an extension of the Literacy Assessment Project, which has investigated the use of student assessment data by Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) in Melbourne catholic primary schools, since 2004. It examines teachers' collaborative use of assessment data to inform teaching.

Find out more


International Baccalaureate Programs: Longer Term Outcomes

A qualitative study that explored the influence of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs on the lives of IB graduates.

Find out more