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Churchie Research Centre

The Churchie Research Centre, which is located in The Centenary Library, seeks to enhance student learning by supporting the continual professional learning and development for our teachers. The centre will focus on the translation of current theory to evidence-based practice through sustained professional learning.

The Churchie Research Centre will pursue partnerships that enhance the knowledge, practice and capabilities of Churchie’s teachers. Its central focus will be around applied educational research by translating current and emergent theory into practice while evaluating the subsequent impact on both teachers and students. This acknowledges the fundamental role that teachers play in affecting improved educational outcomes for all our students.

The research centre will drive change through a range of support services for the Churchie and wider community through centralising, coordinating and enhancing the current research initiatives with the Swinburne University of Technology (emotional intelligence), the University of Melbourne (Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change) and The University of Queensland (Science for Learning Research Centre).

Read more about Churchie's university partnerships here


New generation learning spaces

19 February 2018

Churchie recognises that learning environments of the 21st Century are intrinsically linked to the ubiquity of technology.

Technology in the classroom

13 February 2018

This year sees all our young men in the Senior School equipped with the latest tablet and stylus (digital pen) technology but what does this mean for teaching? 

Do classroom spaces influence use of digital technologies?

2 February 2018

How different classroom spaces impact student and teacher perceptions of the use and effectiveness of 1-to-1 technology?

Action research in reading strategies

15 November 2017

Meredith Erbacher (Head of Information Services) and Brian Bodel (Teacher-librarian and English Teacher) have published an article in Teacher Magazine about Churchie's Reading Resilience Programme.

Learning Environments Applied Research Network

3 November 2017

Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) has worked in partnership with Churchie for seven years, from 2010 to 2017, to develop an evidence base for the redesign of the schools learning spaces. 

Translating evidence into practice

19 October 2017

Monday 16 October saw Churchie teachers and visiting members of the University of Queensland’s Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) take part in various professional development workshops.

Lean manufacturing and the Toyota way

25 September 2017

Following the redevelopment of Churchie’s Hayward and Midson buildings, occupancy by teachers identified opportunities to enhance the operation and management of these learning spaces.

Solution? Evolution? Or Revolution?

21 September 2017

Why evaluate classroom environments and how it benefits schools, students and teachers?