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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.



The Annual Sir Harold Wyndham Lecture
Thursday 5th March at 6pm

Professor John Loughran
Dean, Faculty of Education Monash University
Teaching is Sophisticated Business
Teaching is too often equated with the transmission of information. This presentation will explore the problematic nature of teaching through the lens of science to make clear the importance of the knowledge, skills and ability that underpin high quality practice.
This year we are excited to announce the lecture will be  followed by a Q&A session with a panel of specialists from government, education and science research. 
Mr Tom Alegounarias
President, Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards  
Professor Tania Aspland
Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts Australian Catholic University  
Mr Ryan Park
Shadow Minister for Education and Training
Dr Cameron Webb
Clinical Lecturer, Westmead Clinical School Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research
When: Thursday 5th March 6pm  
Where: Australian Catholic University Level 22, Tenison Woods House 8-20 Napier Street North Sydney
Register on-line:    www.acu.edu.au/wyndhamlecture  
The public lecture is FREE and starts promptly at 6:00 pm.  This  lecture is a NSWIT endorsed professional learning at Professional Competence level.  Places are limited so please register early.  The lecture will run from 6:00pm to 7:00pm followed by a Q and A session. Followed by an optional dinner.  Please see the News and Upcoming Events for further information and to download a brochure.





What a success! 


NSW Research Showcase


Our first NSW Research Showcase was a re-invention of the HDR student conference, with some interesting twists.


It proved very successful with over 50 people in attendance.  To see the photos and all the successful awardees please see the News page.

 See the photos here