The STELR team would like to congratulate Connie Cirkony who has joined the ‘Q Project’ at Monash University Faculty of Education. Connie has recently been completing a PhD in science education and has been collaborating with the STELR team writing curriculum material and presenting at conferences.
The Q Project aims to help schools to use research evidence to improve teaching and learning. It is set to benefit 80,000 Australian students and 200 schools across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
The five-year study of research use in primary and secondary schools and classrooms will be the first of its kind ever conducted in Australia.
The project has been funded by a $6.3 million grant from the Paul Ramsay Foundation
This year, Monash University will work with 100 interested schools that may already be using research evidence, but wish to do it more effectively to achieve better outcomes for their students. In later years, Monash will seek an additional 100 educators to be involved in a trial of professional learning resources and processes.
The Q Project will draw upon insights from a range of different schools that are using evidence well. It will also drive behaviour change among educators through a national campaign that champions evidence-use in Australian education.
The Paul Ramsay Foundation’s commitment is the largest-ever gift to an education project at Monash, and represents a major step forward for the University’s landmark fundraising campaign, Change It. For Good.
Interested schools and organisations can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved in the Q Project.
You can find out more and watch a video about the Q Project.