School of Education Research
September 16th, 2016
Since the release of the Productivity Commission draft report, there has been an insistent claim that achievement has declined despite spending more. In a collaborative piece in The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Perry discusses how this claim is misleading and overly simplistic.
August 24th, 2016
The importance of reading aloud to primary school aged children is the focus of a new study underway at Murdoch University.
August 23rd, 2016
A three year study led by Murdoch University researchers into the work of participatory arts organisation BIG hART has highlighted that such groups are chronically underfunded.
May 25th, 2016
In an article for The Conversation, education researcher Dr Deborah Netolicky discusses an education reform that would link teacher pay to performance.
November 17th, 2015
A major research study at Murdoch University will investigate the reasons why nearly 40 per cent of children stop reading for recreation and identify ways that parents and teachers can help.
February 19th, 2015
In her article for The Conversation, Dr Laura Perry explores the premise of school selectivity, arguing that it can be inequitable when there are large differences between schools.
November 24th, 2014
A new research project by Murdoch University will aim to improve science literacy in primary school children by improving the way we educate future teachers to teach the subject.
November 19th, 2014
Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternak is investigating how young children develop the skills to self-regulate their learning.
August 27th, 2014
A new study by Murdoch University education researchers has investigated how young children understand the need for food from a perspective of wealth and poverty.
May 28th, 2014
Arts programs for schools are being developed by Murdoch University academics and students in collaboration with six Western Australian artists as part of the national Creative Education Partnerships: Artist-in-Residence Initiative.