Welcome to the website of the

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 NSW IER Student Research Showcase

offers educational researchers at all levels

(Honours, Masters, & Doctorate) the opportunity to present and receive

feedback on their research findings or works-in-progress.

This year offers 2 modes of submission / presentation:

1.    Abstract & presentation

2.   Poster presentation



Cost (includes lunch and parking):

Members $20

Non-Members $25

Date: Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 11am – 3pm

Venue: Building Y3A, North Ryde Campus, Macquarie University

Enquiries and submissions by 17th October to: 




1 Person Registration - NSWIER Student Research Conference



Download the flyer here  


NSW Institute for Educational Research in association with



the School of Education, the University of NSW


Registration now available for

Literacy:  What works and why?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

 The University of NSW

Keynote Speakers

         • Professor Peter Freebody, Sydney University

            Literacy Education in Australia: Practice, Research, Debate and Dynamism           

         • Associate Professor Janet Scull, Monash University

            Writing in the Early Years

         • Ms Jann Farmer-Hailey, Leader, Literacy NSW DoE

            What Is Working to Support Young Literacy Learners to Understand Text


Elective Speakers include

• Dr Ann Ballantyne, Leader, NZ Reading Recovery

• Professor Kevin Wheldall AM & team, Macquarie University

• Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Centre for Independent Studies

• Ms Helen Pearson, School of Education University of NSW

• Ms Vanessa Bowes, Sydney Catholic Schools          

• Ms Karin Finlayson,  Literacy Advisor, NSW DoE

• Ms Lisa Ridings, Senior Assistant Division Head, AIS


Purposes:  To draw together leaders in literacy research and practice in order to,

  1. disseminate current knowledge on successful literacy teaching and learning,
  2. give opportunity to evaluate diverse perspectives in literacy research and teaching, including early intervention, comprehension,
  3. provide examples of innovative and effective practice,

Target Audience:  Primary teachers, Reading Recovery teachers and tutors, Heads of schools, Instructional Leaders, Support Teachers Learning Assistance, System literacy personnel, middle school teachers, education students, tertiary lecturers, researchers.

Key Issues:  Evidence based literacy teaching, beginning to read, early & later intervention, comprehension in early and later years,  writing, assessment for teaching,  literacy for students from language and culturally diverse backgrounds.

BOSTES:  Accreditation is being arranged


See full details and Register NOW at   https://www.regodirect.com.au/literacywhatworksandwhy/