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University partnerships

Churchie's learning programmes are informed by researched practice in partnership with Australia's leading universities as outlined below.

Learn more about Churchie's comprehensive industry and community partnerships

University of Melbourne

Churchie has secured an Australian Research Council Linkage grant that will evaluate Twenty-first Century Learning Environments. This innovative project will research which learning environments are the most appropriate for Twenty-first Century learning in a digital and knowledge age.

The focus will be on: the links between space and pedagogy; evaluating the effectiveness of differing classroom designs in improving student behaviours, engagement and learning outcomes and; evaluating the effectiveness of technology enhanced learning environments as students transitions into higher education.

Learn more about the research on learning environments through Churchie's Research Centre.

University of Queensland

Churchie has partnered with The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Science for Learning Research Centre (SLRC) through the Making Effective Learning Strategies Stick project.

The project investigates how to best teach students proven approaches to study such as spaced retrieval practice, interleaving and interrogative elaboration. A series of workshops, informed by clinical research at the UQ Brain Institute and School of Psychology, focus on translating these approaches into the everyday practice of Churchie students.

The aim of the project is to support students to develop their understanding of these proven strategies while improving their self-regulation (focus and metacognition). These will be valuable skills for their learning, now and into their post-schooling future. 
 

Swinburne University of Technology

Churchie's long-standing and unique relationship with Swinburne University of Technology ensures that Churchie continues to lead in the area of adolescent Emotional Intelligence research and development. The school, in partnership with Swinburne has developed a highly respected process for assessing and reporting emotional intelligence (EI) development and growth in young people and continues to share research in this field with schools around the world. Find out more about Churchie's EI initiatives.