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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) and The University of Queensland (Science for Learning Research Centre).

Read more about Churchie's university partnerships here


How A Learner's Toolkit impacts study preferences

19 November 2021

Research from the past few years has shown student study preferences change over time as they are exposed to more study strategies from A Learner's Toolkit.

Impact of A Learner’s Toolkit on student study beliefs

4 November 2021

Over the past three years, we have evaluated the impact of different exposure interventions to A Learner’s Toolkit on study behaviours and strategies.

A Matter of Translation TeachMeet

1 October 2021

On Friday 3 September, Churchie Research Centre held a virtual TeachMeet event, A Matter of Translation.

Evaluating the brain dump strategy

19 July 2021

Churchie teachers recently evaluated the efficacy of the brain dump strategy in a workshop with Professor Mark McDaniel from Washington University.

Not all study strategies are equal

17 May 2021

The following article assesses the utility (learning gain for invested time and effort) of common study strategies.

Fighting forgetting

4 May 2021

Students at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) are being taught skills and strategies to become lifelong leaners.

Lifelong learners

29 January 2021

The Churchie Research Centre is continuing world-leading research into the study skills of high school students and the science of learning, working with leading universities to empower students to be lifelong learners.

School at Home guide

14 April 2020

In response to COVID-19, Churchie is focused on developing the capacity of teachers to navigate the change from a physical to an online teaching environment.

2020 capstone projects briefs

13 March 2020

During 2020, the Churchie Research Centre will focus on four capstone research projects, which seek to translate emergent theory into practice within this schooling context.

Benefits of retrieval practice in the classroom setting

13 March 2020

Cognitive scientists Pooja K. Agarwal, Ludmila D. Nunes and Janell R. Blunt have completed a systematic review of the literature specifically focused on the application of retrieval practice in the classroom setting.

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