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.
NSW Institute for Educational Research in association with
the School of Education, the University of NSW
Videos for Literacy: What Works and Why?
This conference examined two major areas of literacy learning, acquisition and development, and explored current problems and issues in the field.
It was targeted to assist primary teachers, Early Intervention and Reading Recovery teachers and tutors, middle school teachers, teacher education students, tertiary lecturers and researchers in literacy.
The conference was held in the Central Lecture Block, UNSW on Tuesday November 15, 2016 with 500 participants but many more who sought to come could not be accommodated and had to be turned away. Some sessions were recorded and the NSW Institute for Educational Research is pleased to make available without charge the keynote and elective presentations by the following 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 Learners to Understand Text.
Dr Ann Ballantyne, Reading RecoveryTrainer, NZ. Reading Recovery: Current Research and Development
Ms Rachel Chaston, Ms Jenny Power, Sydney Catholic Schools. Sustaining Gains after Reading Recovery.. Building Spelling using Assessment for Learning.
Go to website: http://www.etraining.net.au/literacy