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The latest developments in educational research were showcased during Education’s Research Week (May 29-June 3) at Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses.

Autism research, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) learning, the role of Aboriginal Knowledges in higher education in the 21st century and applied theatre research were just some of the projects on display during the week.

In launching Research Week, the Dean of Griffith Graduate Research School, Professor Sue Berners-Price commended the alignment between the research programs, academics’ expertise, higher degree research studies and industry collaborations.

“This is what the university promotes and supports,” she said and congratulated the research community on their achievements.

“The purpose of the Research Week is to celebrate and showcase our staff and higher degree research candidates’ remarkable achievements,’’ said Professor Donna Pendergast, Dean and Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies.

“The events of this week include lots of learning, sharing and collaborations with researchers and our networks to advance collaborations and contributions through research in social sciences.

“These events form a prelude to ongoing cultivation and nurturing of a strong research culture, engagement with current and new networks and professional bodies.

“It is also an opportunity to inspire current students who may be interested in pursuing higher degree research.”

Throughout the week academics, industry partners and current undergraduate and postgraduate students were invited to view examples of research produced by staff and higher degree research candidates.

“The collection of high-quality books, journal articles, conference papers, posters and other outputs from staff and research candidates exemplify the types of research and commentary on scientific questions and issues of local, national and international interests.

“The items displayed have impacted on education in Queensland, Australia and internationally in a range of ways.”

Research Week culminated with a higher degree research forum and a staff conference and a conversation about Supervision Models.