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NSW Institute for Educational Research

The NSW Institute of Educational Research Inc. was founded in 1928. In 2008 the NSW IER celebrated its 80th year dedicated to encouraging study, research and service in education.

Through the year, the NSW IER conducts professional and scholarly meetings. It also contributes to the publication of a national IER research journal and an occasional Bulletin. Membership is open to people with a commitment to education and an interest in educational research. Teachers and new educational researchers are warmly encouraged to join.


2016 Annual Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture  


To See the Way: Toward a Positive Psychology of Indigenous Thriving  

Australian Catholic University and the NSW Institute for Educational Research invite you to a lecture by

Professor Rhonda Craven

Director of the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE)



Thursday 23rd June 6pm 




Australian Catholic University

Level 22, Tenison Woods House

8-20 Napier Street North Sydney  

RSVP: conferences@acu.edu.au  

Register on-line:  


Download the flyer here


The public lecture is FREE and starts promptly at 6:00 pm. The lecture will run from 6:00pm to 6:50pm followed by audience questions and comments. Dinner will follow the session at a cost of $30 per person, payment can be made by returning the completed form below to conferences@acu.edu.au. Dinner is optional. 

There is an exciting new Indigenous world where Indigenous children, youth, and communities are not just succeeding but triumphing. However, little is known about how to identify, measure, and emulate these successes more broadly. This address introduces the new positive psychology of Indigenous thriving and the reciprocal research partnership model of Indigenous thriving utilising a research framework founded upon positive psychology principles and holistic Indigenous Australian worldviews. This model prioritises the voices and agency of Indigenous people, proposes that research be conducted in partnership as opposed to research being imposed on Indigenous communities, and focuses on Indigenous Australian strengths as opposed to deficit approaches. Annual Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture 


2016 Student Research Showcase


Save the Date  

Saturday 5th November


Macquarie University