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This research project investigates the effectiveness of different school activities on student mental health and wellbeing in a senior secondary school context. This two-phase project aims to identify which activities have the best impact, and then to establish their effectiveness over the long-term, for the whole of school. It is anticipate that results will be o considerable use to schools across all sectors of education in Australia and will contribute to international discourse on student mental health.
An independent school that provides an innovative learning environment for students outside the mainstream will undertake a landmark study on student wellbeing.
Skillset’s research team is led by Dr Martin Hughes who is also acting as the project mentor. The team comprises staff at Skillset Senior College and are supported by critical friends from Charles Sturt University.
Each year member schools in NSW are invited to apply for funding and support to conduct a two year School Based Research Project. Successful projects are awarded in areas of education which ultimately impact student outcomes and make substantial contributions to new insights in and beyond individual schools. These Projects aim to build research capacity and cultures of research engagement in practicing teachers and/or school leaders in the independent sector.
For more information visit our School Based Research Application page or contact the team at The Evidence Institute.
Click here for more information generally on the work of The Evidence Institute or contact a member of the team.