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AS Research Program - Approved Projects

Approved Projects


Project Title

Priority Area

Chief Investigator

Affiliated Schools
and other partners


Budget (exc. GST)

R5-02Investigating whole school approaches to enacting a Country as teacher (CaT) curriculum and pedagogyECE, cultural integrity, diversity/equity, new model for schools

Dr. David Spillman

Jervis Bay Primary School, O'Connor Cooperative School, Miles Franklin Primary School, Kaleen High School, Belconnen High School, Ainslie Primary School25-01-2023 to 31-12-2024$275, 987
R5-01Integrating STEM Practices into Physical Education as a Personalised Learning Approach for Foundation StudentsECE, personalised learning, new model for schoolsChris ShaddockKaleen Primary School06-03-2023 to 02-02-2024$55,223
R4-01Maths Skills & Creativity

Other Areas Aligning with the Broader Themes

Dr. Tracy Logan

Arawang Primary School

July 2022 to December 2022$19,983
R3-03Assessments in Edu Apps

Early Childhood Education

Personalised Learning

Emily AshcroftBonython Primary School, Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Kaleen Primary SchoolJanuary 2022 to June 2023$78,648
R3-02Equity & Curriculum

Other Areas Aligning with the Broader Themes

Dr. Philip Roberts
Dr. Jenny Dean

Narrabundah College, UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra

February 2022 to December 2024$221,676
R3-01Principal Leadership

Other Areas Aligning with the Broader Themes

Dr. Bernard Brown

Narrabundah College, Mount Stromlo High School

March 2022 to September 2023$78,952
R2-03 Using Action Learning as a Tool for Developing Effective Student-Centred Personalised Learning Experiences Personalised Learning Dr. Maya Gunawardena Melba Copland Secondary School, Gold Creek School 15 October 2021 to 15 June 2023 $94, 514
R2-02 Co-developing a New Approach to Media Literacy in the Attention Economy

Personalised Learning

Other Areas Aligning with the Broader Themes

Dr. Rachel Cunneen Harrison School, Kaleen Primary School, Ainslie Primary School 1 August 2021 to 30 August 2022 $25,811
R2-01 A Collaborative Approach for Quality Physical Education in Early Childhood using a Personalised System of Instruction

Early Childhood Education

Personalised Learning

Dr. John Williams Ainslie School, Giralang Primary School, Charles Conder Primary School, Southern Cross Early Childhood School, Kaleen Primary School

1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023



Teachers’ Digital Pedagogies Before, During, and after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Personalised Learning & Other Broadly Related Area

Dr. Tracy Logan

ACT Education Directorate, Alfred Deakin, UC Lake Ginninderra, Amaroo

Oct. 2020 To Mar 2021



Building Cultural Integrity with ‘Country as Teacher’

Cultural Integrity

Dr. David Spillman

Centre for Sustainable Communities, Kaleen Primary School, Giralang Primary School

Oct. 2020 To Mar. 2022



Implementing personalised wellbeing learning at Maribyrnong Primary

Personalised Learning  & Other Broadly Related Area

Dr. Thomas Nielsen

Maribyrnong Primary School

Nov. 2020 to Sept. 2021



Self-regulation matters: Examining how an inclusive play-based program can enhance pre-schoolers’ transitions to school

Early Childhood Education

Dr. Deborah Pino-Pasternak

ACT Education Directorate
Isabella Plains Early Childhood School & Communities@Work
Franklin School & Anglicare

Feb. 2021 to Dec. 2022