Current Research and Evaluation Projects

Evidence Inquiry Spiral

EdP Connected Learning in Community (CLiC) research

This multi-dimensional research project includes school leaders and teams conducting research in their own context which is connected to an overall study led by our partner organization Incept Labs and researcher Dr Chris Goldspink.

Science Scholarships Evaluation 

The DET Science Graduate Scholarship (SGS) program seeks to attract and assist graduates with a science background to become qualified primary or secondary school teachers particularly in the hard sciences of physics and chemistry. We co-designed and conducted an impact evaluation of the program to find out:

  • why scholarship recipients chose teaching 
  • the benefits of the scholarship
  • the ease or difficulty of obtaining a teaching position
  • the recipient’s perception of transitioning into the teaching profession
  • the principal’s perception of the recipient’s experiences and capacities as a science teacher

The scope of the evaluation also included the identification of enablers and barriers to attracting high quality candidates at the Graduate Entry Teaching (GET) course level and attracting and retaining high quality science teachers in Victorian government schools and in particular, in rural areas. This report has been submitted to DET. 


Who have we partnered with?
  • Armadale Primary School
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bastow Institute
  • Berwick Fields PS
  • Carlton Primary School
  • Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Education Office
  • Dandenong West Primary School
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Derrimut Primary School
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Eltham High School
  • Footscray Primary School
  • Grovedale College
  • MACS - Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools
  • Monash University
  • Mother of God School, Ardeer
  • Prahran High School
  • Roxburgh Homestead Primary School
  • St Francis de Sales Primary School Lynbrook
  • St Joseph's Crib Point
  • St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary School
  • St Paul the Apostle, Doreen
  • William Ruthven College
  • Wonga Park Primary School
Mother of God School, ArdeerFootscray Primary SchoolDerrimut Primary SchoolSt Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary SchoolBerwick Fields PSBastow InstituteSt Paul the Apostle, DoreenRoxburgh Homestead Primary SchoolDandenong West Primary SchoolPrahran High SchoolMACS - Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic SchoolsAustralian Catholic UniversityArmadale Primary SchoolWonga Park Primary School
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