Realising the potential of Australia’s high capacity students
This project, known as REAP, involves exploration of the trend of students in the upper quartile of student achievement not showing learning gains at the same rate as their peers.
Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: teaching in and through the arts
Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: teaching in and through the arts.
Focus on learners: education experts to Government
Australia’s current education policies will not address its slipping international rankings, according to a paper from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.
Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking
A 'smart-test' is an assessment that reveals thinking about a specific topic in mathematics.
The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families: An Educator’s Perspective is a major study into the impact of NAPLAN testing.
Teachers’ professional statistical literacy
This project is examining principals’ and teachers’ attitudes to, and perceptions of, statistical reports as well as their skills in interpreting such quantitative information.
Exploring teacher professional learning in a virtual environment
This project will establish a virtual classroom where participants can observe and explore teacher and student thinking.
Learning Mathematics with Technology
In multi-facetted projects, we are investigating the new opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of difficult topics, particularly algebra, through changed curriculum, assessment and teaching.
Researching ArtPlay and Signal
ArtPlay (2004) and Signal (2009) are unique community arts spaces managed by the City of Melbourne (CoM). They cater for children and youth aged from three to their early twenties. The primary foci of this research is participant engagement.
Educating the Australian Adolescent
An historical study of Australian secondary education in the middle decades of the twentieth century.
Student Wellbeing Action Partnership
SWAP (Student Wellbeing Action Partnership) promotes robust and evidence-based discussion connected to student wellbeing with a focus on Victorian primary and secondary schools. It is part of the partnership between the Catholic Education Office Melbourne and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a partnership which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2014.
The Teaching Australia project seeks to support the teaching of Australian texts in primary and secondary schools. The project is designed to enhance Australian teachers’ knowledge of, and readiness to teach, Australian literature in the twenty-first century global context.
Knowledge Building Project
This project aims to shed new light on Australian strategies of knowledge-building and on agendas for future policies and practice.
Evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
The Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has 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; formerly known as the National Professional Standards for Teachers).
Peace building and language
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco has been appointed by UNICEF under its Peace Building and Education international project to conduct a research and interventi : MGSE
Women in the Scientific Research Workforce
This project, anchored in the strategically important fields of biomedical research and chemistry related industries, will use longitudinal data analysis and industry case studies to extend knowledge of gender differences in scientific career paths and critical career transitions.
Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
In October 2012, the Australian government announced a six year aid program, Basic Education Assistance to Mindanao – Autonomous Region in Muslim M : MGSE
International Baccalaureate Programs: Longer term outcomes
A qualitative study that explored the influence of International Baccalaureate (IB) programs on the lives of IB graduates. Summary Since its inception in : MGSE
The Young Learners Project
The Young Learners' Project is a six year (2007-2012) research project which aims to identify factors in a four-year-old preschooler’s educational program, home-life or personal characteristics that are positively associated with the development of strong literacy outcomes in the first year of school-education.
Keeping Connected Project
A research project investigating the social and educational experiences of young people whose schooling has been disrupted due to an ongoing health condition.
Curriculum Policies project
The Curriculum Policies project aims to build a foundation picture of what has been happening across states over the past thirty years: in changes and continuities within as well as between the different states. It is interested in the changing approaches state curriculum policies have taken over this recent period to knowledge, to students, and to how academic and vocational agendas are marked out.
Vocational studies in school - does it matter if I'm a girl and if I'm poor?
This study seeks to examine the effectiveness of VET in Schools, from a gender and SES perspective, in strengthening participation, fostering student engagement and facilitating effective transition.
P-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.
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.