Projects - ARC Linkage Grants
Informal sport as a health and social resource for diverse young people
This project aims to investigate the contribution that informal sports participation makes to wellbeing amongst diverse young people, and ways in which governments, sport and health agencies can effectively support this participation. The project expects to generate new knowledge of how informal sports are self-organised and sustained, factors enabling and inhibiting participation, and will provide a detailed evidence base for the economic and social impact of informal participation. Expected outcomes include the provision of coherent guidance for government, sport and health agencies who will be better equipped to support informal sports opportunities for diverse young people that delivers an enhanced health outcome.
- A/Professor Ruth Jeanes
- Dr Justen O'Connor
- Professor Ramon Spaaij (Victoria University)
- Professor Dawn Penney (Edith Cowan University)
- Carmel Guerra (Centre for Multicultural Youth Victoria Australia)
- Dr May Carter (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries)
ARC Linkage Project 2019 – 2021 $249,421
- Centre for Multicultural Youth Victoria Australia
- Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
- Victorian Cricket Association
- Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries
Attracting and sustaining engaged science and mathematics teachers
This project will examine what attracts or deters potential, future and practicing teachers of the sciences and mathematics, by focusing on current teachers, school and university students in Queensland. Promises of a technological revolution and rapid economic development will be hollow if students do not study sciences and mathematics, and there are too few qualified teachers. This project will identify where to intervene in the science and mathematics teacher supply pipeline, and policy levers to attract and sustain quality teachers. The project is expected to uncover what attracts or deters teachers of science and mathematics - disciplines essential to industry innovation, a skilled workforce and productivity growth.
- Dr Suzanne Rice
- Professor Helen Watt (University of Sydney)
- Professor Paul Richardson
- Mr David Rose
ARC Linkage Project 2016-2018 – Administering Organisation – The University of Melbourne
$215,000 with industry partner: Department of Education and Training
Participation versus performance: managing (dis)ability, gender and cultural diversity in junior sport
Playing sport can benefit young people but by its nature is competitive. This project will examine how well, if at all, junior sports clubs manage a need to be successful alongside providing an inclusive environment welcoming people of all backgrounds and abilities.
- Dr Ramon Spaaij
- Assoc. Prof Karen Farquharson
- Dr Ruth Jeanes
- Dr Sean Gorman
- Dr Dean Lusher
- Ms Sue Clark
- Ms Sue McGill
- Ms Carmel Guerra
ARC Linkage Grant 2013-2016 - Administering Organisation - La Trobe University
$200,000 with industry partners: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Australian Football League, Centre for Multicultural Youth
Peopling educational policy: realising the new Australian English and mathematics curricula
Monash University implementation of Australian curricula in English and mathematics provides an opportunity for school systems to re-examine practice. This project will identify resources ad teacher learning opportunities needed to facilitate implementation of these curricula and use findings to develop interventions identified as likely to optimise implementation.
- Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan
- Professor Peter Freebody
- Professor James Albright
- Professor Douglas Clarke
- Professor Lesley Farrell
- Professor David Clarke
ARC Linkage Grant 2011 - 2013: $405,076, with industry partners: Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, Catholic Education Office Melbourne, NSW Department of Education and Training & the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Numeracy@Home: Enhancing the capacity of parents to support the learning of their children
Numeracy@Home aims to enhance the actions that families can implement at home, in collaboration with educators, in order to enhance children's learning in and positive dispositions toward the development of numeracy. The project: articulates the key numeracy learning goals for families; identifies the actions of families that successfully support the development of numeracy at home; identifies the characteristics of successful numeracy programs for families; and designs, implements and evaluates a program based on the findings of Phases 1 to 3. Together with industry partners, Numeracy@Home aims to lead to better outcomes for families and their children, particularly those who are marginalised and experience disadvantage.
- Assoc Prof Sivanes Phillipson
- Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan
- Assoc Prof Ann Gervasoni
- Mrs Vicki Miles
- Mrs Rosemary Roberts
- Mr Dennis Torpy
ARC Linkage Grant 2014 - 2017: $305,070, with industry partners: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Limited, Doveton College Early Learning Centre.