School based research projects are undertaken over a two year period by practicing teachers and/or school leaders.
Projects are in areas of education which ultimately impact student outcomes and make substantial contributions to new insights in and beyond individual schools.
Each year member schools in NSW are invited to apply for funding and support for their proposed two-year project, and projects are selected based on rigorous assessment processes. Schools may apply individually or as a cluster.
The AIS Education Research Council (ERC) – officially established in 2014 – has a mandate to investigate and support the research needs of independent schools in NSW. This includes:
- understanding the breadth of research directions and areas of importance to schools
- engaging whole school communities in evidence based educational practice
- continuing to make use of up-to-date research and findings to inspire practitioners in independent schools.
Learn more about the ERC’s ground-breaking work.