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):
Date: Saturday 5th November 2016
Time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: Building Y3A, North Ryde Campus, Macquarie University
Enquiries and submissions by 17th October to:
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
• 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,
- disseminate current knowledge on successful literacy teaching and learning,
- give opportunity to evaluate diverse perspectives in literacy research and teaching, including early intervention, comprehension,
- 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/