Q Project brings schools and research evidence closer to unlock student potential

A new Monash University project is helping schools to use research evidence to improve teaching and learning, thanks to a $6.3 million grant from the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

The five-year study of research use in primary and secondary schools and classrooms will be the first of its kind ever conducted in Australia.

“The Q Project (Quality Use of Evidence Driving Quality Education) will work side-by-side with the education profession and education departments, to better support teachers and schools to understand how best to apply the right research for their particular improvement challenges and student needs,” said Q Project Director and Associate Professor Mark Rickinson from Monash University Faculty of Education.

"It will also help teachers and school leaders to become more confident and skilled users of research evidence through professional learning.”

The Q Project is set to benefit 80,000 Australian students and 200 schools across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

Interested schools and organisations can contact edu-qproject.enquiries@monash.edu to find out how to get involved in the Q Project.